Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Bird's Nest Fern
Give a thumbs up ʻEkaha Kuahiwi
Give a thumbs up Crow's Nest Fern
Give a thumbs up ʻEkaha
Give a thumbs up ʻAkaha

Botanical names:
Asplenium nidus Accepted
Neottopteris salwinensis Synonym
Neottopteris nidus Synonym
Neottopteris rigida Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
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 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leafless evergreen fronds 20 to 60 inches long and 8 inches wide with a dark brown to black central rib.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Spore or tissue culture.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Sep 8, 2014 12:15 PM

I have been experiencing browning of the tips in excess with this plant. A possible susceptibility to the chlorine, fluorides, etc., in regular tap water if not allowed to sit overnight, or 24 hours. Seems to prefer purified (not distilled) water.

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