Silver Lace Fern
Silver Lace Fern Classification
Species: P. ensiformis.
Pteridaceae comprises more than 1150 Fern plants. The family is divided into around 45 different genera. According to a recent botanical analysis, the family is yet not described completely and needs revisions for proper analysis.
Ferns can have a climbing or erect rhizomatous growth habit. Leaves of the Ferns, called fronds have some particular features. They are usually compound with linear sori at the frond margins.
Sori are the clusters of spore-producing plant parts in ferns and fungi.
This genus constitutes of about 300 different fern species known as Brakes. They are usually native to the different tropical and subtropical zones in the world. The word ?Pteris? refers to the feathery appearance of the fronds. Moreover, these fronds are divided into two basic types. Some of them have liner segments, while others have sub-palmate divisions.
Silver Lace Fern Other Names
- Slender brake fern.
- Sword brake fern.
- Variegated leaf fern.
The terms Sword and Slender refer to the narrow, somewhat oval fronds of the plant. Because of the similar leaf structure, these names are used for other ferns as well.
Silver Lace Fern Varieties
- Furcans Ching. (1983)
- Grevilleana Clarke ex Bedd. (1883)
- Merrillii S.H. Wu (1990)
- Victoriae Baker (1890).
Silver Lace Fern Cultivars
- Pteris ensiformis ?Victoriae?.
(Commonly known as the Victoria Fern).
- Pteris ensiformis ?Evergemiensis?.
Silver Lace Fern Plant Features
Height and Spread
- The height and spread of plants vary with environmental features and space available for growth. In open space, the plant may grow up to a height and spread around 25 inches.
- The root system of the ferns is in the form of underground rhizomes.
- The leaves are around 6 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Ferns are usually non-toxic for your kids and pets. However, ingestion of house plants is not healthy for the babies. Thus, we always advise keeping an eye on kids and pets to avoid any health risks.
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