Asplenium nidus - Bird's Nest Fern

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Asplenium nidus                     

as-PLEE-nee-um NID-us 

Common Names: Bird’s Nest Fern, Nest Fern 

Family: Aspleniaceae

Origin: Southeast Asia, Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, India, Africa

Growth: Compact

Light: Medium

Foot Candles: 150 - 200

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 40% - 70%

Temperature: 16°C - 30°C

Soil: Well-draining potting mix 

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall, irrigated atrium bed

Nutrients: Not required  

Propagation: Spore or tissue culture

Interiorscape Use: Adds texture to living walls

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Keep out of areas with a draft as it can burn the leaves. Chemical pesticides may burn leaves, use soap if needed.

Comments: Its common name arises from fronds rolling back and turning brown as they die causing a 'birds nest' to develop in the crown of the plant. The plant is epiphytic, which means it naturally grows in the canopies of tall trees. One of the more popular varieties has curly, wavy leaves.

Toxicity: Safe.