Plant Care Crispy Wave Fern

Crispy Wave Fern

3.5 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Crispy Wave Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Crispy Wave Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Japanese Bird's Nest Fern


Asplenium nidus 'Crispy Waves'

How to care for Crispy Wave Fern


How often to water your Crispy Wave Fern

Water needs for Crispy Wave Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Crispy Wave Fern 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 Crispy Wave Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Crispy Wave Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crispy Wave Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Crispy Wave Fern 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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How to fertilize Crispy Wave Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crispy Wave Fern: 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 Crispy Wave Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Crispy Wave Fern

Crispy Wave Fern

Crispy Wave Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Crispy Wave Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Crispy Wave Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Crispy Wave Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Crispy Wave Fern has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Crispy Wave Fern has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Crispy Wave Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Kylie avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 113 XP
globe Portage, Indiana

constantly dying but not dead, i have tried everything and the only thing that seems to help is a grow light

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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP

overall it looks really nice and is pretty easy to take care of but i feel like i’ve been doing everything right yet the leaves continue to brown a lot :/

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kikisbabies avatar
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 3,022 XP
globe San Francisco, California

Prefers high humidity

Fast grower Fast grower
Tiana avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 443 XP
globe Ayer, Massachusetts

How the heck do you keep this thing alive

Browns easily Browns easily
Apb0168 avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 927 XP
globe Hamilton, Ontario

It’s temperamental. Good air purifier

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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 87 XP

It’s super cute and amazing for small spaces :)

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Kjoyce0912 avatar
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 757 XP
globe Ithaca, New York

I have had two of these ferns and have been unable to keep either one alive! I tried changing the humidity, the soil, the watering cycle and everything! I guess it wasn’t meant to be :(

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Nerskine avatar
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,807 XP

This thing grows SUPER SLOWLY. It requires high humidity and moist soil, so I’ve been fighting fungus gnats since I brought him home. He’s bright and friendly though, so on we go!

Pest magnet Pest magnet

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