Pteris bahamensis

Bahama brake fern, pineland brake fern


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Grows in clumps. Unusual in that it thrives in high light, but needs moist soil.
Considerations: Needs periodic removal of old fronds -- cut the clumps back in winter or early spring.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:


Native Habitats: Pine rockland, sinkhole (edges). On limestone.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: