The long, bright leaves of this impressive fern spring up from a central stalk, suspended high over the edges of its container—a sight reminiscent of a large bird's nest.
These magnificent ferns can grow up to 48' in diameter, bringing a marvelous burst of interest to any room in the home. Bird's Nest Fern thrives in partial shade, although it needs some regular, indirect sunlight. Most houseplants make rooms feel refreshed just by bringing some green, growing beauty to the scene. However, Bird's Nest Ferns take it one step further, as it grows it helps purify the air.
Below are some tips and tricks for growing your Bird's Nest Fern. We hope these help you grow yours 4-feet wide!
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 center of the plant may cause it to rot.
Temperature: Cool to average household temperatures between 16-21°C. Keep away from draughts.
Humidity: Does not like hot, dry conditions, prefers at least some degree of humidity. Mist regularly. Ideal for a bathroom or kitchen. These plants 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 growing season.