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  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie'

crested Japanese bird's nest fern 'Leslie'

RHS award of garden merit
17cm pot - 45cm tall £27.99
  • Position: indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 45cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose an 18cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    The fronds of this unusual fern fan out and become ruffled and notched at their outermost tips, and this creates a frilly effect that is really quite unusual. They make fine stand-alone specimens, but if you like to cluster your house plants together, then this one is invaluable for adding textural interest.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Keep well watered, but allow the compost to get a little dry before repeating the process. Misting the leaves regularly with water will help improve the humidity around the plant, and feed with a diluted liquid fertiliser (only one quarter the recommended strength), when watering from late spring to early autumn.
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