Asplenium Fern

Asplenium ferns, often known as "Bird's Nest Ferns" from their green arching fronds, originate from tropical regions worldwide. With their vibrant green foliage, they are relatively easy to care for, thriving in indirect light and moderate humidity. These ferns prefer consistently moist soil but can tolerate occasional drying out between waterings. Overall, Asplenium ferns are a fantastic choice for both beginner and experienced plant alike!

  • Safe for pets and children
  • Repot once every 2 years
  • No fertilizing necessary
  • Partial light or shade
  • Average water

About the Asplenium


The Asplenium is originally found in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. These ferns grow under the canopy of trees in medium to densely forested areas. In its natural habitat this Birds Nest Fern will receive a lot of filtered light and will be in a shaded spot most of the time. If you're looking for a good spot for your Asplenium try something similar and put yours away from a window in an area with plenty of shade that still lets enough light through.

Air Purification

The Asplenium is an effective air purifier. Its broad fronds help remove harmful toxins such as formaldehyde and xylene from indoor air!


Asplenium plants are non-toxic and safe for children and pets. Woohoo!

Caring for the Asplenium


Asplenium plants are thirsty! Make sure to give yours plenty of water and keep the soil moist at all times. Be careful though, just like most other ferns these plants are more prone to root rot than others. Proper drainage is a must.

Lighting and Placement

The Asplenium Birds Nest Fern thrives in indirect sunlight, making it an ideal choice for indoor spaces with bright, filtered light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch its delicate fronds. Optimal placement includes areas with moderate to low light levels, such as near east or north-facing windowsills, or in rooms with ample ambient light. This fern also adapts well to shaded corners making it a versatile plant for any room!


The Asplenium does not need any fertilizer. Nice!


Repotting once every two years should be enough for your Asplenium.

Pruning and Flowering

Asplenium plants don't really need to be pruned regularly, but you can trim off any dead leaves near the base.

Asplenium SOS


Asplenium plants, while hardy, can sometimes face challenges like Aphids and fungal issues, particularly in drafty conditions or when overwatered. Keeping an eye on their environment and ensuring proper watering practices can help prevent these pesky problems from taking hold.

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