name: "Bird Nest Fern"
Latin name: Asplenium nidus
to: India, Japan to Queens land
Growth habit: An upright plant that is generally less
than 12" wider than it's pot. May reach 30" or so in
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Place on pebble tray. Pests: Watch for aphids
6" Bird's Nest Fern
information: If you like upright ferns that are not
messy like the hanging small leaved ferns... a "Bird Nest
Fern" is for you. These ferns are one of the easier ferns to
keep looking nice. The new leaves unroll upward from the center of
the plant. It is best to keep this fern on a pebble tray for extra
humidity. Check for water bi-weekly until you become use to your
plants watering schedule. Watering with water that has set out
over night is a plus. Asplenium's are not heavy feeders. Feed
three to four times per year.
"Bird Nest Fern" are usually found in 4 and 6 inch
pots... but can grow to a fairly large size, so specimen plants in
8 and 10 inch pots may be available.