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.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Water weekly, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light.
Tolerates average indoor humidity. Prefers high humidity.
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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