The Bird’s Nest Fern is a captivating houseplant that brings the lushness of the rainforest into your living space. Its gracefully arching fronds, with a resemblance to a bird’s nest, create an enchanting focal point. With minimal care requirements, this fern is the perfect choice for those seeking a touch of nature’s elegance indoors.
Here’s how to care for your Bird’s Nest Fern.
Place your Bird’s Nest Fern in a warm, bright area. Do not expose to direct sunlight other than the early morning sun, which can burn the leaves.
The Bird’s Nest Fern prefers its soil evenly moist, not soggy. Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer. Reduce watering frequency in winter, but do not let the soil dry out for too long.
Tip: the top of the soil may look dry but it can be soggy beneath, so before watering your plant, dip your finger into the soil (roughly 3cm) to feel the level of moisture.
Temperature & Humidity
The Bird’s Nest Fern thrives in warm temperatures and high humidity. Mist your plant regularly or place it on a tray with pebbles and water to maintain optimal humidity.
Keep your plant away from drafts of hot and cold air that may harm it.
Wipe leaves with a damp cloth. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves with a clean pair of scissors or secateurs.