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Asplenium nidus

Birds Nest Fern

Hawaii Birdnest Fern,
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Asplenium nidus
Principal Common Name Birds Nest Fern
Common Name(s) Hawaii Birdnest Fern,
Synonym
Description Features smooth-margined, strap-shaped, shiny evergreen fronds (to 20” long) that form an upright-arching clump of foliage. Although plants may grow to 5’ tall in their native habitat, they more typically reach 2’ tall in indoor containers. Leaves rise from a crown with a central hollow that purportedly resembles a bird’s nest.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity Native to U.S.,Tropical Old World
Height Range 2 - 5 FT
Spread Range 4 - 10 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Bright Green
Leaf Texture Shiny : Smooth : Strap-like
Form Fern
Flower Color
Flower Time
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Light Shade
Soil Preferences Moist : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Humid : Medium
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Indoor Plant

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