Bird's Nest Fern
4.4 out of 5 (30 experiences)
Also known as
Nest Fern, Victoria Bird's Nest Fern, Asplenium antiquum and crispy wave fern
What other plant parents say
This is my favorite plant so far! I love that you can tell how much water the plant has consumed / needs, because the leaves are so sensitive & start to feel limp/thin when they’re thirsty. I learn…
When I started this plant journey, I saw many sources on the Internet saying it needs low light, so I put it on my bathroom sink. Don’t let “low light” fool you 😩 it wasn’t growing well and the edges…
My bird’s nest fern may be my hardiest plant. It has stayed alive without being watered for extensive periods of time. It’s finally starting to put out new leaves since being moved closer to a window…
I’ve only managed to keep one of these alive and I attribute it to the soil it’s in (I inherited it from a friend) I’ve had 2 others that I could not keep alive that basically got too dry and then to…
I love the bird’s nest because it can tolerate a little less humid climate than some other ferns. Mine has been an easy going plant, with little fuss or maintenance 💕🌱
This plant gets gnats and mites easy. Water from bottom. Mix dawn and water in spray bottle only spray the dirt.
Fern is very beautiful and hardy. I love looking at her. She is so relaxing.
love this plant, it’s beautiful! but if you have bugs, they love it
Mine always brown & get infested - be warned!
Loves bright light and high humidity!
How to care for Bird's Nest Fern
Bird's Nest Fern 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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Bird's Nest 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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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 Bird's Nest Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.