Bird's Nest Fern


Bird's Nest Fern is a delightful and slow-growing houseplant that gets bigger and better over time! It features shiny, long, narrow fronds that create a beautiful contrast to bigger-leafed houseplants, as well as fine-textured ferns. It's perhaps the best fern for beginners due to its forgiving nature. This elegant houseplant will be delivered fresh from our farm direct to your doorstep. Shipping, handling, and a heat pack (if needed) is included in the price.

  • Over time, it can grow more than 2 feet across
  • Can grow in potting mix or mounted on wood for a truly distinctive look
  • Long lived with good care

Light Level: Indirect Sunlight

This plant needs to live in a room with at least some natural light. Place it on a table or countertop with windows nearby.

Water Level: Thirsty

This plant can only go 1-2 weeks without water so check on it weekly and add water every time the top two inches of soil dry out.

Quick Tips

Bird’s nest fern tolerates dry soil and lower humidity than most other fern varieties. Even still, it prefers regular moisture and abundant humidity.

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Size Guide
birds nest fern in modern white ceramic pot on a wood and iron shelf

Plant Bio

Asplenium nidus

Bird's Nest Fern is often found growing on tree limbs and other structures from Southeast Asia to Africa, as well as in homes across the world. Loved as a houseplant for being one of the easier ferns to grow indoors, it's also distinctive with its long, thick fronds that radiate out from the center of the plant. 

Its thick, almost leathery fronds, make Bird's Nest Fern more drought tolerant than your average fern. It tolerates low light, but truly thrives in a bright spot (within 3 to 4 feet of a large, unobstructed east- or west-facing window). It can be supplemented – or grow entirely – under artificial lights, as well. Water as the top quarter to half or so of the potting mix dries to the touch, provide average household temperatures, and average to above-average relative humidity levels (above 40 percent is optimal).

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

birds nest fern in modern white ceramic pot on a wood and iron shelf

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