Plant Care Bird's Nest Fern Reviews

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4.3 out of 5 (173 experiences)

Bird's Nest Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 71
Bird's Nest Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 69
Bird's Nest Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 54
Bird's Nest Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 41
Bird's Nest Fern has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 32
Bird's Nest Fern has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 11
Bird's Nest Fern has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Bird's Nest Fern has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@PlaneGuy avatar
@@PlaneGuy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Castro Valley, CA
02/22/2022

A pretty plant but needs to be outside to take care of pests (scale) and loves humidity. Not super happy in my 9b zone California home. Outdoor ones are doing better.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@MrsBob avatar
@@MrsBob
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 2,995 XP
02/15/2022

Such a cool plant. I love the way new leaves unfurled from the center of the plant. It gets a little droopy if you miss a watering, but bounces back almost immediately once you give it a drink!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 96 Plants
xp 19,936 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA
01/24/2022

Mermaid’s Tail fern! Can’t go wrong!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Indianola, IA
01/18/2022

Great plant, super pretty and easy to keep alive

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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Berwick, Victoria
01/17/2022

So easy to care for and durable!

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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Harlow, England
01/03/2022

really pretty and easy to take care of.

Survivor Survivor
@tiffy avatar
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leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 3,670 XP
12/16/2021

Found it difficult to care for if you don’t have enough light or humidity for this plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
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@William
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 65 XP
globe Fort Collins, CO
12/03/2021

Mine is struggling!

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@@nahanna
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 2,330 XP
globe Wichita, KS
11/23/2021

Very hard!

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Newport News, VA
11/15/2021

I’m learning that the leaves should be misted like 2 times a week and that the soil should be not dryy but should be moist.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@tessalou avatar
@@tessalou
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,860 XP
globe Withcott, Queensland
11/14/2021

Beautiful fern

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Carolina avatar
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leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 434 XP
globe Colorado Springs, CO
11/08/2021

Another Trader Joe’s find - Moved her to a south facing window and she is thriving!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@Lexigreenley avatar
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leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 3,012 XP
11/06/2021

When I first got this it came with what I believe were spider mites. I did my usual: shower, spray with a mixture of dr bronners soap and water, then clean daily with a qtip and isopropyl alcohol. It was a real trooper. It’s pest free now and so fun to see the leaves unfurl more every day. Eye-catching and pretty low maintenance. I love it!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
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@Linda
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 1,471 XP
10/26/2021

I have in plastic pot in front of a southern facing window with verticals. Slow grower, but seems very easy to care for, only requiring water every so often. I use a moisture meter, which greatly helps and prevents over watering. Finally after having her for a couple of months, 2 new baby leaves are starting to pop out in the center

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@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
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leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 602 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
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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 1,255 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH
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.

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@Kyla
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario
08/31/2021

very pretty

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
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@Barbara
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 374 XP
globe Wilmslow, England
08/27/2021

Easy to look after
Looks healthy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Nicole
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Hudson, FL
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