Japanese BirdNest Fern (Nidus)

Japanese BirdNest Fern (Nidus)

$6.00 inc. GST

Pot Size: Approx. 8cm(Ø) x 7cm(H)

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Asplenium (Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern) is a tropical plant native to SE Asia and the Pacific.

A genus of about 700 species of ferns, often treated as the only genus in the family Aspleniaceae, though other authors consider Hymenasplenium separate, based on molecular phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences, a different chromosome count, and structural differences in the rhizomes.

  • These plants need filtered light to light shade.
  • Don’t expose to direct sun other than the very early morning sun.
  • Placing the fern by an East or Northern facing window is ideal.
  • Plant the bird’s nest fern in loose, rich organic compost or a peat-based potting mix.
  • A mixture of two parts peat and one part perlite would work well.
  • Otherwise, try a peat-based mixture with organic material.
  • Keep their compost moist, but don’t let the plant become soggy.
  • Also, avoid watering right into the “nest” as that encourages mold and rot.
  • Water the soil rather than the plant.
  • During the growing season (April through September), fertilize about once a month with weak liquid fertilizer.
  • Don’t put fertilizer pellets in the central cup or “nest.”
  • Withhold any fertilizer during the winter, when most plants are in their resting phase.
  • Too much food will cause deformed leaves and/or brown or yellow-spotted leaves.


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