Hurricane Birds Nest Fern | Asplenium antiquum 'Hurricane'
Asplenium Nidus, or Birds Nest Fern is native to areas such as Hawaii, Africa, India, Asia, and other tropical regions, There are a variety of Birds Nest Fern types, such as the Hurricane, Crissie, and Victoria. Epiphytic in nature, these ferns are apt to grow nestled between the branches of a tree. New leaves will grow from the middle of the plant, or the “nest”.
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 8" H x 8" W
Birds Nest Ferns do best with medium, diffused light. Lighting extremes such as direct sunlight or dark corners should be avoided.
Water and Soil
Birds Nest Ferns do best with soil which stays evenly moist. As these plants are thicker leaved than many other types of ferns, they are better equipped to handle occasionally drying out. However it is best to ensure these plants are watered once the top 1-2" of soil becomes dry. Soggy or oversaturated soil must be avoided, as it can quickly cause root rot. A standard potting mix amended with perlite for drainage and peat moss for absorbency will be a good growing medium for this fern.
Temperature and Humidity
The Birds Nest Fern will do best in temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees F. Moderate to high humidity is best. Increasing humidity can be achieved through a humidifier, pebble tray, or regular light misting.
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