Birds Nest Fern
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The Birds Nest Fern
With broad bright green naturally glossy leaves arranged in a circular pattern which resemble a birds nest, the Asplenium nidus is commonly known as the Birds Nest Fern – and comes to you in a 15cm or 20cm plastic nursery pot (terracotta pot not included).
Great for bathrooms and kitchens as they will enjoy the humid environment, the strong yet graceful frilly fronds work well when in a hanging basket or macrame, as they arch boldly over the sides of the hanging pot.
- It is a shower companion! Because a very happy place for your Birds Nest Fern is in the shower with you every few weeks for a lukewarm shower that acts as a humidity boost and also cleans the leaves.
- New leaves develop and uncurl from the centre of the birds nest like shape of the leaves, delighting you when you have been a good plant parent and given this indoor plant excellent care!
- The Birds Nest Fern is pet friendly, so it will happily share a space with pets and young children. And you won't have to worry about any greenery nibbling.
- The Birds Nest Fern is happiest in moderate or bright indirect light. Keep out of direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves.
- It can tolerate low light spaces, but if the leaf colour starts to pale, then move to a brighter space.
- This fern is happiest in warm temperatures with high humidity.
- A room like the bathroom or kitchen work very well for this indoor plant. Any other room with constant human activity or a space close to other plants also helps enhance natural humidity.
- Will enjoy a humid environment or a misting on the leaves regularly (with a spray bottle or mister) to enhance the moisture in the air around your Birds Nest Fern. Always use lukewarm or room temperature water to mist the leaves of your ferns.
- Keep the soil of your Birds Nest Fern consistently moist at all times.
- Water with lukewarm or room temperature water, so as to avoid shocking the roots of this tropical indoor plant.
- Keep the soil consistently moist and water every few days, ideally pouring water all over the soil and until it runs out the holes at the bottom of the pot, when the top 2cms of the soil has dried out.
- You can test the moistness of the soil by sticking your finger or a chop stick deep into the pot, and observing the moistness of the soil that comes out stuck on the stick or your finger. It should be consistently moist at the bottom of the pot and slightly drier nearer the top. Never completely soggy and wet.
- Pale green leaves can be a sign of under watering.
- Clean the leaves of your Birds Nest fern regularly to ensure efficient energy production via photosynthesis. To remove dust on the leaves of your Birds Nest Fern, take this easy to care for fern into the shower with you every few weeks and give it a lukewarm shower or wipe it with a damp cloth and spray with leaf shine.
- Yellowing lower leaves indicate too much light or over watering. Brown crispy leaves are an indication of not enough humidity or under watering. Keep an eye out for these signs and adjust your care routine accordingly. You can also review our common plant problems guide for more help!
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