Amy - Asplenium Nidus 55cm
Asplenium Nidus / Birds Nest Fern 60cm
These Ferns are one of the longest living house plants, and aren't rocket science to look after.
Native to SE Asia, their natural habitat is shady, damp sites, and it is known to live on trees and other plants, a bit like an Orchid! So only medium at best light levels are required... so north facing windows are perfect. To really get your Asplenium to thrive, give it a regular misting - it loves high humidity so the bathroom would be a great location for it.
Aspleniums can grow up to 1m tall, with a spread of 1m too! However, you can control how large it grows by the size of pot you plant it in - when it becomes pot-bound (the roots fill the pot) it's growth will slow, and eventually stall.
- Pet & People Friendly - non toxic for dogs, cats, and people, small and large.
Basic Care Tips:
- Light - anything other than direct sunlight and an Aspidistra will be fine. So a north facing window, or a shadier position in the room.
- Water - They cope well with infrequent watering, and can does best when it drys out between watering. Just remember that it isn't a cacti, so it will need to be kept damp most of the time, especially during it's growing period. Also, if it's in a dark location it'll use less water than if it's in a brighter spot.
- Food - give it a feed once every 2 months during the growing season.
- Temperature - Anything between 7°C and 29°C is fine. They can cope with colder temperatures though, right down to -10°C (expect some die-back at this point)
- Repotting - as mentioned, this is a slow growing plant. It also has a strong dislike for disturbance to it's roots so only repot if you absolutely have to.
- Cleaning - these big leaves do pick up dust, so give them a wipe down with a clean, damp duster every couple of months to keep it looking its best.
All heights given include the grow pot.
This is a natural product, so size, shape, and slight colour variations may occur!