Silver Lace Fern aka Slender Brake Fern, Variegated Brake Fern. The fronds are variegated and have an attractive, creamy white color. Protect from wind.
USDA hardiness zones 9-11 for year-round outdoor plantings of Silver Lace Fern. Requires warm, humid air for best growth. Can easily be grown indoors, as houseplant, if soil is consistently moist.
The ideal substrate for a brake fern should consist of a fluffy, damp acidic mix of soil. Prefers slightly alkaline soil. The best depth of soil should be deep enough to bury the base of the fern up to its rhizome, leaving the top of the crown exposed.
The natural habitat of silver lace fern is a bright tropical environment with plenty of shade provided by a canopy of taller trees. Like many ferns, this plant does not do well exposed to direct sunlight.