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  • Attractive Foliage Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12-24 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Pteris cretica ‘Mayi’ Fern, also called Ribbon Fern, is a graceful, small, tropical fern displaying long fronds with two-tone leaves. A white-cream stripe runs down the center of the green leaflets, and the leaflet tips are crested. This is a lovely houseplant and also makes for a great terrarium plant. 

Best Locations For Growing Mayi Fern

Mayi Fern likes a steady supply of humidity and warm temperatures; keep room temperatures between a comfortable 65 - 75 degrees F. They will show signs of stress when placed in dry environments. Avoid placing this plant near furnaces or forced heat sources. You can also set plants in trays filled with small rocks, and add water just below the pebble tops to avoid any root rot. Refill water often that is lost through evaporation. Protect this fern from chilly drafts. 

Mayi Fern Sunlight Requirements

Mayi Fern appreciates medium to bright indirect light. Less shade may be needed in the winter due to the days being shorter. Avoid direct sunlight on this plant. Sunscald on the tops of the leaves or light green growth can be symptoms of too much light. 

Mayi Fern Care

Plant Mayi Fern in loose, organic-rich potting soil, and keep the soil moist but not soggy with plenty of drainage holes in the pot. Remove brown or damaged fronds if necessary. Provide warm comfortable temperatures with ample humidity–frequent misting is encouraged. 

Watering Mayi Fern

This fern requires consistent moisture to thrive; do not allow it to dry out between waterings. The potting mix should be well-draining with some added coconut coir–this will help keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. 

Feeding Mayi Fern

This is a relatively light feeder compared to other foliage plants. Mayi Fern can be fed in spring and summer with a water-soluble liquid fertilizer such as 20-10-20 or a fertilizer specifically made for ferns. Dilute the formula to half the strength recommended on the label.

Mayi Fern Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 12-24 inches
Mature Spread: 12-24 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Variegated , Green
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Above Average to High (60% - 100%)
Common Name: Mayi Fern
Other Name(s): Bird's Foot Fern, Ribbon Fern
Scientific Name: Pteris cretica 'Mayi'
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Fern_Mayi-HP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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