Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium nidus



From the range of ferns that can be grown indoors this plant has larger leaflets than most and gives that large full leaf foliage plant appearance.


  • What makes it special: Attractive foliage plant
  • Best plant for AC rooms
  • Zero maintenance plant
Sr Item name
1 Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium nidus – Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Interesting Fact: Leaves are borne from a central, funnel-shaped rosette of fuzzy, brown wool where the emerging fronds resemble bird eggs, giving the plant its common name.

The fern, which grows at the base of large branches, has a unique ability to trap water and develop its own store of humus. Epiphytic fern having a stout and erect rhizome, bearing a rosette of leaves at the top. Leaf stalks are stout and almost black, leaf length can be up to 150 cm or more and up to 20 cm wide. It narrows gradually, tapering both towards the pointed tip and towards the base. Spores are light brown, transparent when fresh.

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Common Name Birds Nest Fern, Rumah Langsuyar, Paku Pandan
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 3 feet
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


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Keep the plant in a partial sunlight area.

Also, keep the plant indoor condition where bright light is available.



Use nutrient-rich, well-drained, well-aerated, and porous potting mix.



Water a plant when the topsoil in the pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.

Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.

Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.


Application of Fertilizer:

Apply fertilizer to a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.

Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots so the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.



When a plant outgrows the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.

Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.


For the re-potting procedure click here



Plant Protection:

Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts.

Bird Nest Fern Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.

Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.

Keep the plant in indirect bright light.

Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.


Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:

Sunlight Partial sunlight
Watering Medium
Soil Nutrient-rich loamy soil
Temperature 25 to 40 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Bird Nest Fern Special Feature

Attractive foliage plant

Bird Nest Fern Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • This plant is an excellent container or house plant


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