The Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) is a fabulous plant part of the Aspleniaceae family, native to tropical regions of Australia and Asia. Its ragged and shiny green foliage makes it a must for any luminous zone at home or the office!
The leaves of the Asplenium nidus delicately unravel from the centre. They thicken and become larger as they grow. It is a fascinating plant to observe, especially when it produces new leaves…
Unlike most ferns, the Asplenium nidus requires good ambient light to grow indoors. However, it dislikes direct sun, which could scorch its foliage. It should be given a drink when its soil dries very slightly on the surface. Watering will obviously vary depending on the humidity level of the room and the season. It will appreciate being misted regularly, especially during winter.
When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.
Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.
* planter not included