Birds Nest Fern

Birds Nest Fern

Asplenium australascium.

A useful plant for shady areas and great for growing under trees where few other plants can compete with the tree roots. Birds nest ferns have yellow-green to green,wide fronds growing up to 2m long and 20cm wide.

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Plant Growing Tips

Where to Grow

Birds Nest Ferns thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate lower light conditions but will grow more slowly. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch their delicate fronds. These ferns do well in humid environments like bathrooms or kitchens.


Birds Nest Ferns prefer temperatures between 18-24°C. They do not tolerate cold drafts or temperatures below 15°C. Keep them away from air conditioners and heaters to maintain a stable environment.


These ferns require high humidity to thrive. They prefer humidity levels above 60%. To increase humidity, mist the leaves regularly, use a humidity tray, or place a humidifier nearby. Grouping plants together can also help create a more humid microenvironment.

Soil Type

Birds Nest Ferns need well-draining soil that retains moisture. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and standard potting soil works well. Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry.

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