Plant Care Asplenium Nidus
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Asplenium Nidus

4.3 out of 5 (150 experiences)

Asplenium Nidus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Asplenium Nidus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Bird's Nest Fern, Bird's Nest Fern, Nest Fern, Victoria Bird's Nest Fern, Asplenium antiquum and crispy wave fern

Taxonomy

Asplenium nidus
Asplenium
Aspleniaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Asplenium Nidus

Water

How often to water your Asplenium Nidus

Water needs for Asplenium Nidus
0.5 cups
every 7

Asplenium Nidus needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Asplenium Nidus

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Bird's Nest Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asplenium Nidus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Asplenium Nidus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Asplenium Nidus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Asplenium Nidus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Asplenium Nidus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Asplenium Nidus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Asplenium Nidus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Asplenium Nidus

Asplenium Nidus

Asplenium Nidus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Asplenium Nidus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 64
Asplenium Nidus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 56
Asplenium Nidus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 44
Asplenium Nidus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 36
Asplenium Nidus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 28
Asplenium Nidus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 10
Asplenium Nidus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Asplenium Nidus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Raiderade avatar
@Raiderade
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 135 XP
10/06/2021

So easy to care for! Lots of humidity and grow light is all she needs :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Earthling.olive avatar
@Earthling.olive
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 543 XP
10/05/2021

This plant has survived ANYTHING I’ve done to it!! Honestly such a great first house plant, I’ve had it for years and had basically no issues with it. They like humidity and and for their soil to be moist, but honestly they’re also pretty drought tolerant. I’ve let mine dry out completely for longer that I should have and it was completely fine! I definitely recommend this plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Karah86 avatar
@Karah86
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 345 XP
globe Savannah, Georgia
09/22/2021

Sadly, I received my fern in poor shape and have had a hard time trying to revive it. I’m not sure if they’re usually this difficult, but my leaves keep wilting even with being very careful to not overwater since the root system is not deep. Would not get another any time soon.

Kyla avatar
@Kyla
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario
08/31/2021

very pretty

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Barbara avatar
@Barbara
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Wilmslow, England
08/27/2021

Easy to look after
Looks healthy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nicole avatar
@Nicole
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 38 XP
globe Hudson, Florida
08/18/2021

Nothing. It’s beautiful green foliage that is pet friendly

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Dishsoaphand avatar
@Dishsoaphand
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana
08/16/2021

<3

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Oscar avatar
@Oscar
leaf-1 72 Plants
xp 4,615 XP
08/08/2021

I honestly do not get this plant. Hasn’t shown any sign of growth in the last 7months. A bunch of leaves got crispy which I subsequently removed and since then no change

Browns easily Browns easily
Brainabsence avatar
@Brainabsence
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Horsham, England
07/29/2021

quite a lovely little lad, not too fussy, virtually impossible to kill

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Darrah avatar
@Darrah
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Metairie, Louisiana
07/29/2021

Pretty curly plant but browns and droops quickly

Browns easily Browns easily
Kirbyfanacc avatar
@Kirbyfanacc
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Basingstoke, England
07/29/2021

I keep this little fellow in my bathroom and it seems to love it, gives me a little thrill to spray it with my shower head, feels like I am showering with a dear friend 😌 10/10 for the lovely little spirals, think it has started sprouting new little curls

Arxhie avatar
@Arxhie
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 309 XP
globe Warriewood, New South Wales
07/29/2021

shes nice :-)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Mobeen avatar
@Mobeen
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 66 XP
07/26/2021

Easy care plant!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Hexced avatar
@Hexced
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Kingman, Arizona
07/25/2021

Sadly my dog has eaten my birds nest fern, but it didn't die :) thankfully it is pet friendly, so that saved his life 😂 such a gorgeous plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Esthergrace avatar
@Esthergrace
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 501 XP
07/13/2021

ive noticed that it’s really sensitive to light, and the leaves brown quite quickly, so i would recommend keeping it in the shade. It’s really easy to tell when to water because the leaves won’t feel as springy, that something i love about it, it’s leaves are so springy and fun

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Poptart76 avatar
@Poptart76
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 963 XP
07/12/2021

Looks cool but has stuff growing on it

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Justjakedu avatar
@Justjakedu
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 144 XP
07/11/2021

It’s beautiful and green and it’s eatable. What not to live!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Sweetpea25 avatar
@Sweetpea25
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 513 XP
globe Bay City, Michigan
07/11/2021

This plant is right next to the window and it stays happy and prolific!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nkele_di avatar
@Nkele_di
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 170 XP
globe Pretoria, Gauteng
07/05/2021

Requires bright indirect light to thrive

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kikisbabies avatar
@Kikisbabies
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 3,022 XP
globe San Francisco, California
06/29/2021

Such a beautiful plant that purifies your air.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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