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Pteris cretica 'Mayi', is an attractive and decorative fern species belonging to the genus Pteris. This fern is known for its striking leaf patterns and thrives as a houseplant. Here is a detailed description of Pteris cretica 'Mayi':

Appearance: Pteris cretica 'Mayi' is distinguished by its elegant and graceful appearance. The leaves are pinnate and have a deep green color with noticeable lighter spots and markings. The leaf structure gives the plant a lively and decorative appearance. Each individual leaf spring branches into smaller leaflets, creating a refined pinnate pattern.

Size: The size of Pteris cretica 'Mayi' can vary, but in general this fern remains compact and suitable for indoor spaces. Its mature height usually ranges between 30-60 centimetres, making it an ideal choice for both windowsills and larger indoor pots.

Light and Location: The 'Mayi' fern thrives best in a bright location, but avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves. Place the plant in a location with bright, indirect light to provide the best growing conditions.

Water requirements: Pteris cretica 'Mayi' prefers evenly moist soil. Keep the soil moist, but avoid allowing the plant to sit in water, which can lead to root rot. Allow the top layer of soil to dry slightly between waterings.

Temperature: This fern thrives in moderate temperatures. Temperatures between 15-25 degrees Celsius are ideal. Avoid exposure to cold drafts and sudden changes in temperature.

Humidity: Pteris cretica 'Mayi' prefers higher humidity. Regular misting or placing the plant on a tray of water can help increase the humidity around the plant, especially in drier indoor environments.

Care and Maintenance: The 'Mayi' fern is generally easy to maintain. Remove dead or damaged leaves regularly to promote healthy growth. Occasional fertilizing during the growing season can provide the plant with additional nutrients.

Application: Pteris cretica 'Mayi' is an excellent choice as a decorative houseplant. It enlivens interior spaces with its unique leaf patterns and adds a touch of natural elegance to any room. Due to its compact size, it is also suitable for smaller living spaces.

Note: Although Pteris cretica 'Mayi' is generally considered non-poisonous, it is always wise to take precautions and avoid contact with the plant if there are pets or small children nearby.
In short, Pteris cretica 'Mayi' is a charming and easy-care fern that is not only visually appealing, but also adds a touch of natural freshness and elegance to indoor spaces.

Pteris cretica ‘Mayi’

€ 4,20Price
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  • 13 cm

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