This 'Bird's Nest Fern' is an easy and attractive fern to keep in your home or work space, requiring little maintenance beyond a shaded spot and regular watering. Found in the wild in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, often on cliffs and tree trunks or in forests.
Asplenium antiquum has a single shuttlecock rosette of glossy apple-green fronds erupting from a dark hairy middle. Older hardened leaves can be wiped with a damp cloth to keep them looking good.
Asplenium antiquum care-
Position- Indoors, shaded spot away from bright direct sunlight.
Temperature- Average indoor temperatures 18-24c
Watering- Small regular amounts of water, never allow the fern to sit in water. Water directly into the soil and not into the centre as this can cause rot.
Feed- No need to use feed however a mild fertiliser may be used in the growing season.
Care tips- Carefully clean leaves with a damp cloth to keep dust free. Rotate plant to ensure even growing habit.
Asplenium antiquum Identification Sheet
- native to temperate East Asia, in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
- Species / Cultivar
- Common name(s)
- Bird's-nest ferns
- Indoors, shade
- epiphytic plant
- Tender, best kept above 12 degrees
- Skill level
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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Palm trees are one of the most popular choices for indoor plants to grow. They provide the majestic beauty of a tropical garden and the ease of care. The less mature palms can be used as a desk plant for a small office and even in bathrooms of some homes.
An inevitable problem encountered by growing palms indoors is the amount of dust that builds up on the leaves over time.
The soil in the pots should be kept moist and never be allowed to dry out. During the summer months you will be watering as much as twice per week to maintain moisture levels, whereas in winter you should water sparingly.
With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.
All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.
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