In our experience, the Asplenium family are a little less troublesome than other types of fern - excellent news if you're a beginner! They'll be happiest in medium to bright indirect light and will appreciate warmer temperatures and higher humidity - a perfect choice for a sunny bathroom!
Pot size: 12cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light but keep away from direct sun which can burn the delicate foliage.
||Bright indirect light if they are still actively growing.|
|Water when the top inch of soil is dry.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Prefers warmer temperatures and higher humidity.
||Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.|
|Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.||Do not feed in autumn and winter unless the plants is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Birds Nest Fern
Scientific Name: Asplenium Nidus
Origin: Tropical Africa, Asia & Australia
Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.
Propagation: These plants cannot be easily propagated at home.
Common problems: Low humidity can result in brown leaf tips and pale foliage could mean your plant needs a dose of fertiliser - and keep an eye out for scale!
Care Tips: Place these on a tray of pebbles and water to increase humidity!
Fun Fact: These plants are epiphytes, meaning they grow on other plants and get most of their nutrients from the air and rain!
Other varieties: Lace Fern, Boston Fern, Foxtail Fern
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.