Learn how to care for the Bird’s Nest Fern!
Native to tropical regions such as southeast Asia, Australia, east Africa and Hawaii to name a few, Bird’s Nest Ferns (Asplenium Nidus) are typically found in palm trees. Given the right indoor environment, they will thrive and make for a wonderfully unique houseplant. Ferns come in a wide variety of colors and textures. The Bird’s Nest Fern has large simple fronds that are tropical-like in that they resemble banana leaves. Their fronds are light green, often crinkled or wavy, and rise from a central rosette. The rosette is fuzzy where the emerging fronds resemble bird’s eggs - hence the common name.
Medium filtered light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water 1-2 times a week. In order to avoid rot, be sure not to water directly into the rosette.
Tolerates average indoor humidity. Prefers high humidity. To keep your Bird’s Nest Fern happy, consider spritzing with a water bottle every so often.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Bird’s Nest Fern is comfortable.
Indoors, the Bird’s Nest Fern can grow to approximately 2’.
Very resistant to disease and pests.
SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves
CAUSE: Too much direct sun
SYMPTOM: Dark, hard discs on leaves
CAUSE: Scale. Scrape off and treat with soapy water solution.
Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets
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