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Asplenium nidus

Asplenium nidus

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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.

References:

T.K. Bose, B. Chowdhury (1991). Tropical Garden Plants. Horticulture and allied publishers.
Amarjeet singh Batth (2014). Indian garden flowers home gardeners guide.
B.B Sharma (2007). A guide to home gardening.

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