PlantsAsplenium→Birds Nest Fern (Asplenium antiquum)

Botanical names:
Asplenium antiquum Accepted
Neottopteris antiqua Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Photo credit: 寺人孟子

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Location: Houston, TXDate: 2016-11-02Fronds are approximately 3 to 4 feet in length each.  Plant is ab
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Location: ElkhartDate: 2020-02-12
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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New to keeping plants, plants don't look too happy after a week. by raymanh Aug 21, 2021 8:09 AM 20
Bird nest fern by ekurie Feb 10, 2019 9:14 AM 10
Indoor raised bed by soozywoozy Nov 2, 2018 12:04 PM 16
Dying fern? by Phoenix178 Aug 11, 2018 2:33 PM 6
Plant ID by ljones26 Jun 20, 2017 5:20 AM 3
Plant roots coming out of the ground by Anthony123 Jan 4, 2017 1:09 PM 8
So, who grows Bird Nest Ferns, Asplenium varieties? by Carter Nov 3, 2017 11:21 PM 15

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