Crissie Bird's Nest Fern in Medium Linen PotAsplenium nidus 'Crissie'
[ Height: 7" - 8" | Diameter: 5" - 6" ]
Crissie Bird's Nest Ferns perform best in bright, indirect sunlight. The plants produce fronds with crested tips that resemble ruffles. Here it is planted in a matte-white 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
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.
Crissie 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. Crissie Bird's Nest Ferns are not easily propagated and cannot be separated.
Yes! Crissie Bird's Nest Ferns are non-toxic to dogs and cats.