Common name

Bird’s nest fern

 

Growing conditions

Can be susceptible to scale and aphids, plus fungal problems if soil too wet but one of the easiest ferns to look after. Wipe leaves to remove dust. Feed with diluted feed during spring and summer only 2-3 times a year. Doesn’t need potting up really as naturally epiphytic and root mass doesn’t grow large enough.

 

Watering

Keep moist but don’t overwater, requires regular misting. Water base of plant.

 

Aspect

Shade to bright but sunless (canopy fern)

 

Temperature

10-35 degrees C

Asplenium 'Osaka'

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