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Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

Do you want to have a beautiful, unique houseplant that will last for many years? If so, then the Asplenium, also known as the Bird's Nest Fern, is an excellent choice! This guide will provide you with all of the information and tips you need to properly care for your Bird's Nest Fern.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to take care of a Fern indoors

The Asplenium is an evergreen fern native to tropical regions across the world. It features bright green fronds in a nest-like shape which gives it its common name - Bird’s Nest Fern. With proper care and attention, your Bird’s Nest Fern can thrive in your home for many years! So if you're looking for a beautiful plant that is easy to take care of - this guide will show how!

Let's dive right in and learn how we can take care of our Asplenium

Summary of Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) care

Find out what the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)!

Watering your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.

Sunlight for your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers a darker spot of your house: a spot where it gets low-light sunlight exposure. Your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) doesn't like too much light.

Fertilizing your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.

Soil for your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.

Temperature for the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 10 - 22°C (50 - 71°F).

Propagating the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

To propagate the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern), you'll have to divide the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) and grow each part separately. This is quite damaging, so don't do this too often.

Repotting the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)

You should repot your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) once every 2 year(s). This helps your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) plant care

The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

1. How to take care of a Fern indoors

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How to take care of a Fern indoors

Ferns are beautiful plants with a lot of textures, shapes, and sizes. There are a lot of different ferns, each with their own characteristics. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how to take care of your type of Fern.

Read "How to take care of a Fern indoors"

Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)?
The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) need?
The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers a darker spot of your house: a spot where it gets low-light sunlight exposure. Your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) doesn't like too much light.
How much fertilizer does the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) need?
The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)?
The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.
What is the ideal temperature for the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)?
The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) prefers a spot that consistently stays between 10 - 22°C (50 - 71°F).
How do you propagate the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)?
To propagate the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern), you'll have to divide the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) and grow each part separately. This is quite damaging, so don't do this too often.
How often should you repot the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern)?
You should repot your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) once every 2 year(s). This helps your Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) easy to take care of?
The Asplenium (Bird's Nest Fern) is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

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