Birds Nest Fern
Asplenium, commonly known as Bird’s Nest Fern. The bird’s nest fern plant gets its name from the fact that the centre of the plant resembles a bird’s nest. Bird’s nest ferns are identified by their flat, wavy or crinkly fronds. Their appearance can bring to mind a seaweed plant growing on dry land.
Bird’s nest ferns grow best in medium to low indirect light. These ferns are often grown for their crinkly leaves and the light they receive will affect how crinkled the leaves are. A bird’s nest fern that receives more light, will have more crinkled leaves, while one that receives less light will have flatter leaves. Too much light or direct light will cause the fronds on bird’s nest fern to yellow and die.
- Asplenium nindus
- Big bright green leaves
- Tropical appearance
- Fast growing
- Can be used outdoors if protected from the cold