BIRD'S NEST FERN


How to care for bird's nest fern

These leafy green delights are an epiphytic species (meaning that in their natural environment they attach themselves to other trees for moisture and nutrients). They’re a tropical plant that thrives in humid environments. Unlike other tropicals, it's best to avoid misting that can cause fungal infections on the leaves. Instead place the plant on a water-filled tray of pebbles.
LIGHT
Bright, indirect light will keep this guy happiest but they can handle a little bit of winter sun. Pet owners will also be pleased to hear they are delightfully non-toxic for furry friends.
WATER
Keep soil relatively moist, watering about once a week. Note that it's best to avoid watering in the centre rosette of the plant as this can cause it to rot.
MAINTENANCE
As the outside fronds age they will turn brown. Cut them off to keep the plant looking happy and healthy. Fertilise in summer with a weak organic liquid fertiliser and re-pot roughly every two years.
BIRD'S NEST FERNS ARE ONE OF THE HARDIER HOUSE PLANTS, SO REST EASY KNOWING IT SHOULD BE SMOOTH SAILING WITH THIS GUY

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