Birds Nest Fern is one of the easiest types of ferns to grow. This tropical native is fast-growing and will live for many years with good care.
In its natural habitat, it grows as an epiphyte (a plant that grows on trees) in the warm, moist, tropical rain forests. Despite its tropical beginnings, it adapts well to being a house plant. Place your potted fern where it is out of direct sun and away from drafts, which can scorch the fronds. Provide humidity and you'll keep it healthy. As it ages, the oldest, outer fronds will turn brown. This is normal. You can cut them off at the base to keep the plant looking neat.
Approx height 35cm
Supplied in a 12cm pot
Light: Moderate to bright light. No direct sun. Turn pot regularly for even growth.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist. Water the potting mix, not the center of the rosette, otherwise it can easily rot. Water less in winter. Yellow fronds are often a sign of overwatering.
Humidity: Moderate. If the relative humidity drops below 50%, use a humidity tray or room humidifier to add moisture to the air around the fern.
Tip: The warm, humid conditions of a well-lit bathroom are ideal for this plant.