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Birds Nest Fern- Aspelnium nidus


Bird’s Nest Ferns get their name from the mesmerising rosette formation which resembles a bird's nest funnel shape. It's slightly leathery radiating fronds that reach up to 1.5m long and its ability to grow on trees due to its shallow root system makes this hardy fern a popular choice with plant lovers. As with most ferns, the Bird’s Nest Fern enjoys ample warmth, humidity, and moisture. Perfect houseplant in bathrooms and kitchens where it will receive optimal humidity and warmth and a great way to add structural interest in those spaces.

Long green speared leaved plant in a white indoor pot.

General Care

Sunlight

Medium to bright, indirect light

Water

Keep consistent soil moisture but not soggy

Humidity

Best in warm, humid conditions - although typical household temperature and humidity levels are fine. Avoid drafts.

Soil

Loose, airy, well-draining soil that is high in organic matter

Long crimped rosette leaves with baby ones growing in the centre.

Common Problems

Birds Nest Ferns are susceptible to a number of common houseplant pests such as mealybugs and scale. Natural insecticidal soaps are the best solution to combat pest issues, since chemical pesticides will damage this plant's fragile leaves

Symptom

Brown Edges

Cause

Exposed to drafts/ air conditions

Symptom

Yellowing leaves

Cause

Over-exposed to sunlight, too much fertiliser

Precautions

Bird's Nest Fern are not poisonous and are perfectly safe to have around pets and young children.

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