Bird's nest ferns (Asplenium nidus) are naturally epiphytic, meaning they grow on the surface of other plants in their natural habitat. New leaves will constantly emerge from the central area of the plant, which resembles a bird's nest. The key to a healthy bird's nest fern is providing it with ample warmth, humidity, and moisture. A well-lit bathroom is a great location. Bird’s nest ferns grow well in filtered sunlight to a moderate amount of shade. Indoors a north-facing window is ideal.
The ferns prefer a consistent moisture, but they don’t do well sitting in soggy soil. Water whenever the top inch of soil begins to dry out. To provide humidity, set its pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Non toxic.
Asplenium nidus 'Crispy Wave’: sword-shaped ruffled leaves
Asplenium nidus 'Osaka’: narrow, strap-like leaves with rippled edges
Asplenium nidus 'Antiquum’: wavy leaf margins
Asplenium nidus ‘Victoria’: long, wavy, tongue-shaped fronds