Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium nidus


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From the range of ferns that can be grown indoors this plant has larger leaflets than most and gives that large full leaf foliage plant appearance.

  • Attractive foliage plant
  • Best plant for AC rooms
  • Zero maintenance plant
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With this purchase you will get:

01 Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium nidus Plant
01 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium nidus

Plant height: 5 – 9 inches (12 – 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 – 8 inches (10 – 21 cm)
Interesting Fact: Leaves are borne from a central, funnel-shaped rosette of fuzzy, brown wool where the emerging fronds resemble bird’s eggs, giving the plant its common name.

The fern, which grows at the base of large branches, has a unique ability to trap water and develop its own store of humus. Epiphytic fern having a stout and erect rhizome, bearing a rosette of leaves at the top. Leaf stalks are stout and almost black, leaf length can be up to 150 cm or more and up to 20 cm wide. It narrows gradually, tapering both towards the pointed tip and towards the base. Spores are light brown, transparent when fresh.

Common name(s): Bird’s Nest Fern, Rumah Langsuyar, Paku Pandan
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Max reachable height: Up to 3 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

Do not overwater suddenly, check the moisture in the soil first. If too dry then apply water gradually.
Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location.
Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
Sunlight: Partial sunlight
Soil: Nutrient-rich loamy soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 25 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Bird Nest Fern

Keep the plant in partial sunlight area.
Also, keep the plant indoor condition where the bright light is available.

Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix.

Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.

Application of Fertilizer:
Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.

When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.

Plant Protection:
Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.

Typical uses of Bird Nest Fern

Special features: Attractive foliage plant

Ornamental use: This plant is an excellent container or house plant.


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