Bird's Nest Fern

Bird's Nest Fern
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.

General Care

 

Sunlight

Medium filtered light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Water

Water 1-2 times a week. In order to avoid rot, be sure not to water directly into the rosette.

Humidity

Tolerates average indoor humidity. Prefers high humidity. To keep your Bird’s Nest Fern happy, consider spritzing with a water bottle every so often.

Temperature

Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. If you’re comfortable, the Bird’s Nest Fern is comfortable.

Size

Indoors, the Bird’s Nest Fern can grow to approximately 2’.

Common Problems

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.

Precautions

Not known to be toxic. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets

Questions? Email help@thesill

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