Plant Care Giant Bird's Nest

Giant Bird's Nest

Also known as

Woodland pinedrops, Pinedrops, Pterospora, Albany beechdrops, Giant bird's nest and Pterospora andromedea


Pterospora andromedea

How to care for Giant Bird's Nest


How often to water your Giant Bird's Nest

Water needs for Giant Bird's Nest
0.5 cups
every 9

Giant Bird's Nest needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Giant Bird's Nest in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Giant Bird's Nest: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Giant Bird's Nest 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 Giant Bird's Nest

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Giant Bird's Nest: 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 Giant Bird's Nest after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Giant Bird's Nest

Giant Bird's Nest

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 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.

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