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  • birds nest fern
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Asplenium nidus

birds nest fern

RHS award of garden merit £9.99
Pot size 12cm pot
12cm pot
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  • Position: indirect light
  • Soil: fertile: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 20cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Lance-shaped fronds, each with a slightly wavy edge, form a distinctive shuttlecock-like effect. Initially the fronds are a light lime green, however the fronds soon mature to a deeper, richer green. It has a really striking silhouette, so it looks good on its own, but it can also be used in a mixed indoor arrangement, where it will add structural interest to plants with a much softer leaf shape.

  • Home care: Avoid handling the newly emerging fronds and water regularly in the growing season so that the compost remains moist but not waterlogged. Mist the leaves regularly with water - particularly in winter when the central heating is turned on. Maintain temperatures above 10°C in winter repot in spring when the plant becomes root-bound.
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