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Birds Nest Fern- Aspelnium nidus

Bird’s Nest Ferns get their name from the mesmerising rosette formation which resembles a bird's nest funnel shape. It's slightly leathery radiating fronds that reach up to 1.5m long and its ability to grow on trees due to its shallow root system makes this hardy fern a popular choice with plant lovers. As with most ferns, the Bird’s Nest Fern enjoys ample warmth, humidity, and moisture. Perfect houseplant in bathrooms and kitchens where it will receive optimal humidity and warmth and a great way to add structural interest in those spaces.

Long green speared leaved plant in a white indoor pot.

General Care


Medium to bright, indirect light


Keep consistent soil moisture but not soggy


Best in warm, humid conditions - although typical household temperature and humidity levels are fine. Avoid drafts.


Loose, airy, well-draining soil that is high in organic matter

Long crimped rosette leaves with baby ones growing in the centre.

Common Problems

Birds Nest Ferns are susceptible to a number of common houseplant pests such as mealybugs and scale. Natural insecticidal soaps are the best solution to combat pest issues, since chemical pesticides will damage this plant's fragile leaves


Brown Edges


Exposed to drafts/ air conditions


Yellowing leaves


Over-exposed to sunlight, too much fertiliser


Bird's Nest Fern are not poisonous and are perfectly safe to have around pets and young children.