Victoria Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium Victoria


Among other available ferns that can be grown indoors, it has larger leaflets than many others that gives this plant large and full leaf foliage plant look.

About Victoria Bird Nest Fern

Fact to be known: This plant has an interesting characteristic  trait as it has a erected stout rhizome or stem which bears a rosette of simple leaves(fronds) to create a structure that represents a “nest”. The special fern, bird fern, mostly grows in the form of a deep rosette of large, shiny, spear-shaped fronds.

The new fronds emerges from the middle of the plant. The fronds of the bird fern are light green colored which are often crinkled with a black midrib, and exhibit circinate vernation. The formed spores in sori are on the underside of the fronds.

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Common Name Victoria Bird Nest Fern, bird’s nest fern
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 150 cm
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


It will take partial to full shade as the best sunlight condition.



Sandy or Loamy is recommended for this plant.



Water the plant if it feels dry to touch the topsoil.

You can check the moister by poking small stick or finger into the soil.

Over-watering is not recommended.

A handsome amount of water is preferred in the summers while reducing the same in the rainy season.


Application of Fertilizer

The fertilization should be done mostly in with organic fertilizer.



A plant should be re-potted with some fresh potting soil and fertilizers when it outgrows the current pot or when it can not fit itself in the given cross-section area.

The re-potting should not be done with potentially high changes in the environment as it may get shock/stress.

Plant Protection

A dead, infected, or damaged part should be disposed away from the planting area.

A natural spray of Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil should be given in case of any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.



Avoid over-watering this plant when the pot doesn’t have any drainage holes.

Don’t apply water in the hot afternoon because it may cause fungus infection.


Victoria Bird Nest Fern Care

The spores are the  propagation part of the bird nest fern. If you ever feel like the fronds are overcrowded just divide the rhizomes which is best in the rainy season.

Sunlight Full to partial shade
Watering Moderately
Soil sandy loam soil
Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

Victoria Bird Nest Fern Special Feature
This plant possesses an interesting foliage.

Victoria Bird Nest Fern Uses
Ornamental Use:

  • It finds its usage in the homes with its commercial usage in restaurants and offices.


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