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Pteris ensiformis 'Victoriae'


Pteris ensiformis 'Victoriae'

Family Name: Pteridaceae
Common Name: Victoria Fern, Slender Brake, 白羽凤尾蕨


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Erect, slender fern which is able to grow up to 30 - 50 cm tall.
Foliage Fronds with silver-whitish centre, able to grow to 20 - 30 cm long. 
Others - Plant Morphology Sori is arranged along rolled edges. 
Etymology Genus Pteris is from the Greek word "pteruc" which also the Greek name for a fern. Species ensiformis refers to the character of the fern having sword-shaped foliage.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils
Propagation Method Spore


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White

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Master ID 271
Species ID 1567
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Species record last updated on: 01 March 2022.