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Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka'

Asplenium antiquum 'Osaka'

Also known as

Japanese Bird's Nest Fern, , Spleenwort

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c-H1b

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

20 years to reach maturity

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Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka' Overview

This evergreen tender fern has distinctive ruffled sword shaped leaves and a really striking silhouette. With the added benefit of being a natural air purifier when grown with in the home.

Common problems with Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka'

Can suffer from Leaf & bud eelworms, and scale insects.

How to harvest Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka'

Spores

Division

Can divide the hardy species in the spring.

Special features of Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka'

Pot plant

Can be used in a mixed indoor arrangement, where it will add structural interest to plants with a much softer leaf shape.

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Grown as a house plant in the UK.

Other uses of Japanese Nest Fern 'Osaka'

Indoor