The name of this species comes from the Greek , 'Pteris' means fern relative to the shape of their leaves and are commonly called also ferns. They include many different species, ranging from green to light green with different streaks and shades, with small, elongated or thin leaves. They are plants that prefer warm temperatures, they can be placed inside the house but not under the direct rays of the sun. They need adequate watering, the soil should not be excessively dry. These plants do not bloom.