Bird's Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus

profile iconAsplenium nidus @ Puerto de la Cruz
by Vincent Malloy (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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profile iconAsplenium nidus @ Puerto de la Cruz
by Vincent Malloy (CC BY-SA 4.0)
1 of 13
Asplenium nidus is an evergreen perennial species from the Aspleniaceae family. It produces lance-shaped fronds with slightly wavy edges, they form a distinctive shuttlecock-like effect, arranged in a rosette. Creates a really striking silhouette up to 1.2m in height. To begin with the fronds of this Asplenium are a light lime green, however they soon mature to a deeper, richer green. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

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

Special features

Origin

South East Asia and East Australia.

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Grown as a house plant in the UK

Personality

Family

Aspleniaceae

Scent

None
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