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bird's nest fern
Asplenium are evergreen ferns with short, usually erect rhizomes bearing a rosette of slightly leathery fronds which may be simple, pinnate to 3-pinnate
A. nidus is an evergreen fern forming a striking rosette of strap-shaped, undivided, bright green, fronds to 1.2m in length
Old World Tropics
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil with added grit in frost-free areas. Under glass in a mix of equal parts loam, course leaf mould or peat substitute, and charcoal. Provide bright filtered light
Propagate by spores
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get scale insects and leaf and bud eelworms
May be infected by a rust in mild, damp winters
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