How to Grow and Care for Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium Nidus)

Bird’s nest ferns (Asplenium nidus) are epiphytic. They grow on the surface of other plants in the rainforest. They are from tropical regions like Southeast Asia, Australia, east Africa, and Hawaii. Bird’s nest ferns prefer medium to bright indirect light, high humidity, and moist, well-drained soil. Birds Nest Ferns are the best choice for the bathroom as they thrive in warm, humid environments. 

Care for Bird Nest Fern:-

Light:-

Bird’s nest ferns grow well in partial shade. They don’t need direct sunlight, rather they need filtered Sunlight. Don’t expose them to direct sunlight. Harsh direct sunlight can burn the leaves of the trees. East- or north-facing window is ideal for these Bird nest Fern. 

Soil:-

These plants like soil that’s loose and rich in organic matter. with excellent drainage. A peat-based potting mix is good for this bird nest fern. The soil should be well-drained. A loamy soil, sand, or perlite mix can help improve drainage.

Water:-

These types of Ferns prefer moist soil. But they don’t prefer soggy soil. Water the plant whenever the top of the soil has become dry. Don’t water directly into the center of the fern—water around the plant. You can water the plant every 1-2 weeks.

Fertilizer:-

Birds Nest Fern does not require lots of fertilizer. They are very slow-growing plants, so they do not need fertilizer. If you want to fertilize the plant, once a month. If you want to fertilize the plant, you must fertilize bird nest fern in the growing season from April to September. 

Temperature and Humidity:-

The bird’s nest fern can tolerate temperatures between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. but lower than 50 degrees fahrenheit is not good for Bird Nest ferns. You should protect your plant from air conditioning or some heating things.

They prefer Humid but moist weather. So that bathroom is the best option for this plant to keep. You can also create a humid situation to give the plant a humid environment.

Pruning:-

This Plant doesn’t need regular pruning. When you see that the outer leaves of the plant became dry and died then cut them back at the base of the plant with scissors or pruners.

Repotting:-

Repotting is necessary for the growth and good health of any plant. It is not only for the plants’ new look, it’s also for the health and growth of Bird Nest Fern. The main reason for repotting the plant is its roots have run out of space. This repotting process will occur every 2-3 years for Bird Nest Fern. Spring is the best time for Repotting Bird Nest Fern.

As it is a large size plant You should select a big size planter for this Fern. Ceramic Planter is better than Plastic planter.

Types of Bird Nest Fern:-

1. Asplenium nidus ‘Victoria’:- This type of Bird Nest Fern has Long, wavy, tongue-shaped fronds

 2. Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy Wave’: This type of Bird’s  Nest Fern has Sword-shaped ruffled leaves.

3. Asplenium nidus ‘Osaka’: Narrow:- This type of Bird’s  Nest Fern has strap-like leaves with rippled edges.

4. Asplenium nidus ‘Antiquum’:-  This type of Bird’s  Nest Fern has Wavy leaf margins.

1. Is a bird’s nest fern an indoor plant?

It is a beautiful Indoor plant. You can keep this plant in your room especially where the humidity level is high.

2. Is a bird’s nest fern a Lucky Plant?

As per Feng Shui, a Birds Nest Fern is a plant that gives us Positive Energy. So, the Bird’s Nest Fern is a Lucky Plant.

3. Is the bird’s nest fern poisonous?

 Birds Nest Fern is not poisonous. It is non-toxic to Humans, Birds, cats, and dogs.

4. Are bird’s nest ferns easy to care for?

Bird’s nest ferns are very low-maintenance. If you care for the plants properly it is very easy to keep them alive.

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