Pteris bahamensis

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 11 

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Bahama Brake Fern, Pineland Brake Fern


Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft, spreads horizontally by rhisomes
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Habitats:Pine rockland, sinkhole (edges). On limestone.


Recommended Uses:Grows in clumps. Unusual in that it thrives in high light, but needs moist soil.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock