Japanese Bird's Nest Fern
Asplenium Osaka - Japanese Bird's Nest Fern
Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern
How to Grow and Care
Light: Moderate, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight and deep shade.
Water: Water thoroughly during the growing season but less so in the winter. Keep moist but do not allow to stand in water. Bird’s Nest Ferns are best watered around the plant, directly onto the soil as watering the centre of the plant may cause it to rot.
Humidity: Does not like hot, dry conditions, prefers at least some degree of humidity. Mist regularly. Ideal for a bathroom or kitchen. Can also be grown in a terrarium to increase humidity levels.
Feed: Does not require a lot of extra feeding. Apply a weak solution occasionally during the growth season.
Care tips: Remove excess dust with a damp cloth, however take care to avoid tender new fronds. Do not use leaf shine as the fronds are sensitive to chemicals.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate indoor height 60cm and spread 45cm. Plants can grow bigger than this but only in very humid conditions. It is slow growing.
Origin: Eastern Asia.
Suitable for Indoors.
Size of Planter: Height 8cm x Diameter 8cm