Asplenium nidusBird's Nest Fern
Although a tropical fern, growing happily on trees in Thailand and other Southeaster Asian countries, the bird's nest fern has adapted really well to temperate climates, where it's used as a houseplant.
When juvenile, the plant can stay in most houses and offices, but once it matures, a conservatory would be the best location to accommodate fronds that can span comfortably.
This is a species that loves it's soil to remain moist at all times, but not soggy. Water around the edge of the centre rosette to avoid the water becoming stagnant in the centre, which may cause rot.
The Asplenium nidus does not need a pot change very often because it's roots are very small. Once every 2 years is advised for a mature species and once a year while it's young. These do not generally have a problem with becoming root bound, but have more of an issue with staying stable in the pot - this is because the roots are small and they're usually attached to a tree making their own mount. Watch out to see if the plant is becoming unstable and move to a larger pot if it is.
Asplenium nidus Identification Sheet
- southeastern Asia, eastern Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, Christmas Island, India, and eastern Africa
- Common name(s)
- Bird's Nest Fern
- Indoors, shade
- epiphytic plant
- Eventual spread
- 1 m (unlikely to outgrow its space)
- 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.
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