4.3 out of 5 (150 experiences)
Also known as
Bird's Nest Fern, Bird's Nest Fern, Nest Fern, Victoria Bird's Nest Fern, Asplenium antiquum and crispy wave fern
How to care for Asplenium Nidus
Asplenium Nidus needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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