Posted 2Y ago by @dylan1stokes

Baby fern leaf

I see a little baby leaf on my bird’s nest fern, I’m not really that knowledgeable on ferns but it seems to be okay at the moment. Any advice on light and watering is encouraged please, so I can get a grasp on what this fella likes :) #HappyPlants #NewGrowth #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PLANTMAFIA #FernFriends
5ft to light, indirect
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
Agree with Ang on not watering in the center, that is where new growth will pop up and it’s not good to water there. I keep mine in a lower lighted area, water based on Greg’s recommendations, and just let it go. It’s been pretty low maintenance for me. I do water from the top, but I’m sure either works.
Whatever you do do NOT water the middle of the nest. Mines kinda dying because I gave it a shower before I knew better
@Anope thank you, I usually bottom water but once a month too water to wash out and minerals and stuff. But no watering the middle haha thank you
My fern frens are all grouped together (with a philodendron and pilea for housemates) in a window that receives bright afternoon sun (the window is frosted so it’s indirect), but I found that they needed more light than I initially thought / was lead to believe and moved them around until they…. Started growing like weeds 😂 it’s pretty humid over here so the watering part is a bit tricky… some of them like watering every few days, some once a week so i’ve found my trusty water meter and i checking in with them all to see where they’re at every other day. I also made my own potting media for them - it’s a mix of orchid bark, peat moss or coco coir and perlite and it seems to be working well for them.