Asplenium nidus - Bird's Nest Fern
Common Names: Bird’s Nest Fern, Nest Fern
Origin: Southeast Asia, Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, India, Africa
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.