Bird’s Nest Fern


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I’m the Bird’s Nest Fern. I’m typically found in tropical rainforests but I make a great houseplant. I get my name because the center of all my fronds resembles that of a bird’s nest. My bright leaves will add a pop of color to your space and the best part about me is that I am non-toxic to your pets. I make for an excellent low-light plant for those of you who have a darker space.

🌱 Care Level – Easy: The Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) is a low-maintenance plant, making it ideal for beginners and those looking for easy-care greenery.

🐾 Pet-Friendly – Safe: This fern is non-toxic, making it a safe option for homes with pets.

☀️ Light – Low to Moderate: Prefers bright, indirect light but can adapt to low light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

💧 Water – Consistent: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil begins to dry out.

🌫️ Humidity – High: Thrives in high humidity environments. Mist regularly or use a humidifier for best results.

🌡️ Temperature – Warm: Best kept in temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid cold drafts and temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

🌍 Hardiness Zones – 11-12: Typically grown indoors but can be grown outdoors in these tropical climates.

🌿 Fertilizing – Light: Fertilize lightly during the growing season with a balanced, liquid fertilizer, diluted to half strength.

🪴 Re-potting – Infrequent: Re-pot only when necessary, as this fern prefers to be slightly root-bound.

🧹 Cleaning – Gentle: Dust the leaves with a soft brush or damp cloth to keep them clean and healthy.

🌱 Propagation – Division: Propagate by dividing the plant at the base during re-potting, being careful not to damage the central rosette.

🌎 Origin – Tropical Regions: Native to tropical regions, the Bird’s Nest Fern is known for its simple, wavy-edged fronds that grow in a rosette, resembling a bird’s nest.

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