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How to Grow Asplenium nidus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Birds Nest Fern

Birds nest fern

Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) photograph by Bernard Dupont.


Quick Asplenium nidus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Asplenium nidus
  • Common Name: Birds nest fern
  • Growing Zone (USA): 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Fern, Indoor Plant

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 48
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Color of Bloom:
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Spores
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Can getscale insectsand leaf and bud eelworms
  • Diseases: May be infected bya rust in mild and damp winters

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best used in: Border, Container, Foundation, Ground cover, En masse , Woodland garden
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Does not bloom
  • Genus Detail: Asplenium
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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