Bird's Nest Fern in Ripple PotAsplenium nidus
[ Height: 13'' - 14'' | Pot Size: 6.5" ]
Bird's Nest Ferns perform best in bright, indirect sunlight. The plants produce long, arching fronds with a ruffled texture. Here it is planted in a striped ceramic pot. Check the soil for dampness once a week. If dry, add about a cup of water, keeping in mind that any excess will build up in the bottom and should be avoided.
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- Geographic Origin: Hawaii and the Pacific Islands
- Features: Pet-Friendly
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Great For: Medium Sunlight; Bathrooms
Plant Care Guide
Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light as well. Avoid direct sunlight. As houseplants, indirect or filtered light is best. Dappled shade if grown outside.
Keep soil evenly moist and provide humidity. Avoid watering in the middle of the "nest" as this may cause rot or mold to form.
Level of Care
Needs a little extra care. Just be sure the plant has enough moisture and warm temperatures and not too much sun.
Bird's Nest Ferns remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with a mild liquid indoor plant fertilizer about once a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Does not appreciate cold temperatures. Keep between 68-80°F for best results. Avoid drafty windows and air-conditioners.
Plant in well-draining organic-rich soil. Do not handle any young fronds emerging from the plant's rosette as they can become deformed easily.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune back any yellowed leaves or stems for tidier appearance. Bird's Nest Ferns are not easily propagated and cannot be separated.
Yes! Bird's Nest ferns are non-toxic to dogs and cats.