☘ Origin: Japan and Taiwan
☘ Family: Aspleniaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Aspelnium
☘ Common Name: Bird's Nest Fern
Symbolism: The Fern symbolizes Eternal Youth. ➖ To the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, the Fern represented 'New Life and New Beginnings. ➖ To the Japanese, the Fern symbolizes Family and the Hope for Future Generations. ➖ According to Victorians, the Fern symbolized Humility and Sincerity.
Bird’s Nest Fern will do best in medium to low light. The more light it receives, the more the leaves will crinkle and the less light, the flatter the leaves will be. Keep in mind, too much light or extended periods of direct sunlight will cause the fronds on the fern to get a pale bleached color.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. When watering, water only the soil – not the leaves. Water accumulating in the crown of your plant could lead to bacterial growth and potential leaf rot. Discard any water that may accumulate in the saucer.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Likes a humid environment, like a bathroom or kitchen. Mist often using filtered-water.
This type of fern enjoys a warm area, preferably between (20-27°C), so maintain indoor temperatures above 15°C. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a special fertilizer for indoor plants.
Non-poisonous, non-toxic, and safe for humans, dogs and cats.
Regularly remove any dead fronds from the plant to encourage healthy new growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.