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)
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 for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Bird's Nest Fern
  • Crow's Nest Fern
  • ʻEkaha Kuahiwi
  • ʻAkaha
  • ʻEkaha
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Asplenium nidus
  • Synonym: Neottopteris rigida
  • Synonym: Neottopteris nidus
  • Synonym: Neottopteris salwinensis

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  • Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Sep 8, 2014 12:15 PM concerning plant:
    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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Cool photo! by plantladylin Feb 4, 2015 1:31 PM 2

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