English names: Bird's nest fern, nest fern
TheBird's Nest FernorAsplenium nidusis one of the several popular and beautiful ferns grown as houseplants.The sword-shaped fronds grow from the centre of the plant to form an inverted cone. The fronds are very long approximately 50-120cm, and 10-20cm wide, also the leaves or fronds are light green, often crinkled, with a smooth-edged blade and a black midrib that is obvious.
Use: Used for ornamental purpose.
Height: Up to 20 to 59inches.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Care: The two main conditions to provide well is enough humidity and to protect the leaves from direct sunlight (they become scorched), although some sunlight is ideal for them.
Sun-Light:Filtered or indirect light
Water:The fernneeds soil moisture and a high level of humidity, but the fronds become yellow if the roots are too wet.
Soil:Rich organic compost and peat moss based.
Fertilizer:Due to slow growth the birds nest fern does not need much fertilization. A monthly application of balanced NPK liquid fertilizer to the soil surrounding the plant can be beneficial.
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