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Asplenium antiquum

Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium antiquum

Care
  1. Lighting
    Bright to light shaded spots with some morning or evening sun. Hot summer afternoon sun will be tolerated if the pot is placed at least 1 meter behind the window.
  2. Soil
    Peat free mixes for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used. Either pure or loosened with some orchid bark.
  3. Watering
    Keep the soil evenly moist but not wet. Avoid overwatering such as drying out. Spraying or showering the leaves frees them from dust.
    Asplenium antiquum roots
    The soil may dry up to a maximum of 80 % of the pots height between the waterings.
  4. Feeding
    From spring to fall a half diluted standard liquid fertilizer can be given every 4th to 8th week. New bought or recently repotted Bird’s Nest Fern don’t have to be fed for the first year.
  5. Temperature
    Asplenium antiquum needs to be placed warm the year round with a minimum of 15 °C (59 °F).
  6. Propagation
    Older fern can be propagated by spores which appear on the underside of the leaves.

Birds Nest Fern

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Asplenium antiquum
  2. Common name(s)
    Bird’s Nest Fern, Japanese Nest Fern
  3. Family
    Aspleniaceae
  4. Origin
    China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
  5. Height
    Up to 50 cm
  6. Toxic
    No but not edible

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