These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This small ‘birds nest’ fern (Asplenium nidus) is named after the young fronds which look a bit like bird’s eggs as they develop. It is native to New Zealand but makes a very easy-going house or patio plant and is known for its air cleaning properties.
All plants need light, but this fern will thrive in quite low light either indoors or out. Perfect for a less bright room or a shaded garden.
Whilst in a pot your fern will need to be watered fairly often to stop the compost from drying out, but in the winter when the plant is resting you will probably only need to water once or twice a week. Although they don’t need a lot of feed a dose of ordinary houseplant food once a month or so will keep the leaves nice and healthy. In the garden, choose a damp spot out of direct sunlight and just water regularly whilst it is settling in.
You should expect your plant to grow slowly to up to three feet high. These plants have recently been re-potted, so shouldn’t need to be re-potted again until next spring. Choose a 2L or larger pot and an ordinary potting compost.
Brown tips to the leaves are the result of a dry atmosphere, try giving you plant a good misting and water more regularly.