Nidus Bird's Nest Fern

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  • Interesting Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3-5 Feet
  • Pet Safe

This unique fern has large, crinkled leaves with elegant venation. The light-green, spoon-shaped fronds grow upright from a central rosette. The Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern, sometimes simply called Bird’s Nest Fern, comes from the tropical regions of Asia and Africa. This plant is great for homes with kids and pets as it is nontoxic. 

Best Locations For Growing Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern 

The Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern is the perfect plant to have in your bathroom near a tub or shower where it will receive plenty of warmth and humidity. Ensure that the plant gets placed near a light source so that it’s able to thrive. This plant is a slow grower, making it perfect for people who don’t have the space for a large plant. 

Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern Sunlight Requirements

In order for this plant to thrive, provide it with plenty of indirect sunlight. In nature, this plant receives filtered, indirect light. Place it near an east- or north-facing window. 

Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern Care

These ferns prefer a peat-based potting mix rich in organic matter. The soil should be well draining. You’ll know it’s time to repot your plant when it has become very large and overgrown in its current pot. This is only necessary every two to three years since they typically grow slowly. Select a clay pot one size larger than its current container, and use a nutrient-rich, fast-draining soil blend. 

Watering Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern 

This Bird’s Nest Fern needs a regular schedule of watering to keep its soil evenly moist. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Try not to get the center of the rosette or the fronds wet since it could encourage mold growth. 

Feeding Nidus Bird’s Nest Fern 

Apply a balanced fertilizer at half-strength once a month April through September.

Nidus Bird's Nest Fern Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3 -5 feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 50° - 72°F (10° - 22°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Nidus Bird'S Nest Fern
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Asplenium nidus
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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