Asplenium nidus-Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus on 9-3-09, #31-14.

Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus

ass-PLEE-nee-um  NID-us

Asplenium nidus L. is the correct and accepted name for the Bird’s Nest Fern. It was first described by Carl von Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753.

This is another plant that Suzanne bought from Lowe’s before she passed away in 2009. It was a neat plant and did very well for a couple of years then it decided to get crown rot and die…

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Aspleniaceae
Origin: Unknown
Zones: USDA Zones 11-12
Size: 3-5’ tall x 2-3’ wide
Light: Part to full shade
Soil: Well-drained, humus-rich soil.
Water: Average water requirements
Uses: Can grow in beds where hardy otherwise grow in pots.

 

Asplenium nidus on 12-18-09, #54-22.

It would be difficult for me to give an accurate description of the Asplenium nidus because I didn’t have it as a companion very long. I think it lived for a couple of years even though the only two photos I have were taken in 2009.

The Birds Nest Fern is a beautiful plant and I may buy another one someday when I can provide a suitable environment.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
DAVE’S GARDEN
PLANTS RESCUE
HOUSE PLANTS EXPERT
THE SPRUCE
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
iNaturalist.org
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