- Position: indirect light
- Soil: good potting compost
- Rate of growth: slow
- Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
- Current height: approximately 11cm (including pot)
- Pot covers: choose a 7cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot
Birds nest ferns have lustrous, lance-shaped fronds, which for a distinctive shuttlecock-like effect. They have a really striking silhouette, so look good on their own, but they can also be used in mixed, indoor arrangements. The plant is sent out un-named and un-labelled, so while you will receive one Asplenium, it may be a different variety to the one in the photo. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black or brown plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from. With our bottle garden plants , they may vary slightly from the photograph due to seasonal availability.
- Home care: Avoid handling the newly emerging fronds and water regularly in the growing season so that the compost remains moist but not waterlogged. Mist the leaves regularly with water - particularly in winter when the central heating is turned on. Maintain temperatures above 10°C in winter repot in spring when the plant becomes root-bound.
“A tough houseplant. Asplenium comes from the spleenwort family and is derived from the Greek: "Asplenon", which means spleen herb. Until the Middle Ages, ferns were used as a healing drink against diseases of the spleen. Air purifying and healing power in your room.”
John Hiorns - Plant buyer