Bird's Nest Fern
Birds nest fern is an underrated house plant as it has strong air purification qualities and can help treat asthma & halitosis.
If you’re on the market for a fantastic fern but hate the time-consuming care routine needed for its relatives, then this is the perfect indoor plant for you!
Plant Height: 35cm Pot Size: 12cm
How To Care For Bird's Nest Fern
Water when the top third of the soil has dried out throughout the year. If the plant gets wilting, greying of leaves, little to no growth, distorted or crispy growth and foliage decline. Then the plant is or under-watered or is in a too light/hot spot. If the plant starts wilting, yellowing leaves, soil mould, leaf spots and a rotten crown then the plant is or over-watered, gets too little light, has lacks drainage or incorrect soil and possibly got root rot. If you don’t have anything to water with, why not try our BRAND NEW watering cans?
Put this plant in a brightly lit spot away from any direct light during the spring and summer. Excessive exposure during this time will negatively affect the plant in the likes of sunburn and dehydration. Put the plant in autumn and winter on a spot with morningsunlight for an hour or two per day.
This plant likes average room humidity. Over-misting and poor air circulation may cause powdery mildew or botrytis. If you have nothing to mist with, we have the perfect solution! Try our water mister.
Birds Nest Fern likes loose, rich or peat-based mix soil.
You really don’t need to worry about fertiliser with this plant. Equally, if you’ve got your heart set on giving it some, you’ll want a nitrogen heavy fertiliser as this will ensure a lush bushy growth.
Not common to get pests but watch out for spider mites, mealybugs, scale, thrips, aphids vine weevils and root mealybugs. If this becomes a problem, simply treat it with some of our neem oil!
About Bird’s Nest Fern
The Bird’s Nest Fern is perfect for those wanting an elegant new shrub for their home or workspace. Small but mighty, this fern is great to sit on your desk, sideboard, or bookshelf. With a bright green bushy foliage, the bird’s nest fern is ideal for those who love shrubs but hate the constant care associated with their relatives.
Bird’s nest fern is an underrated house plant as it has strong air purification qualities and can help treat asthma & halitosis. A with many ferns, this small indoor plant thrives in lower light conditions and really benefits from consistently moist soil. To go the extra mile, be sure to mist your bird’s nest fern as this will closely mimick an outside, woodland environment!
Top tips for keeping your Bird’s Nest Fern:
- If some of your leaves begin to brown, don’t hesitate to cut them off. This will aid in stimulating regrowth and limit the chance of disease!
- This plant is fantastic because it really doesn’t require fertiliser. When you buy your bird’s nest fern, it is unlikely to grow any bigger than it already is, making it easy to care for.
- If you want to read up some more on caring for your bird’s nest fern, we found Gardening Know How’s article to be particularly helpful!
Bird’s nest fern is not known to be poisonous when consumed by pets and humans. If large quantities are eaten, it may result in vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.