Bird's Nest Fern

Aslpenium nidus

Plant Story

Asplenium nidus, also known as a Bird’s Nest fern, is a beautiful fern originating from the tropics of Asia and Africa. Though Bird’s Nest ferns anchor themselves in soil they are epiphytic, meaning they derive moisture and nutrients from the air. Bird’s Nest ferns grow in a full rosette shape with new growth stemming from the center of the plant.


The Bird's Nest fern thrives in medium indirect light, but also tolerates low light. This bushy plant's leaves can burn in direct sun, so be mindful of placement in the home.


We suggest watering the Bird's Nest fern once a week allowing soil to drain and dry slightly. The fern should not be allowed to completely dry out.


Similar to humans, plants including the fern prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰.


A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.