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Asplenium “Birds Nest Fern”

Latin name

Asplenium (on Lava rock)



Common name



Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tropical parts of Australia.

How easy am I to care for?

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Our Bird’s Nest Fern on Lava Rock, also known as Asplenium, is a unique houseplant that grows directly out of the lava rock instead of a traditional pot. Asplenium leaves have a thick, succulent midrib (often thought of as a stem) with lots of smaller, hard, glossy leaflets growing from them arranged in pairs. Underground this plant has a swollen potato-like structure that can store water for up to six months to help it survive periods of drought.

All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant



Medium-low to medium light. Avoid direct sunlight.


The growing medium should be kept moist at all times, especially during growth and while the plant is becoming established. Under-watering may lead to brown, crisp leaf edges.


Ferns cannot be pruned. Dead fronds can be removed with a sharp knife close to the base of the plant.


Occasional addition of dilute fertilizer to the water when you water the plant – not every time.

Pest & Diseases

Scale insects are occasional pests – if seen, scrape them off with a fingernail or wooden lolly stick. Don’t confuse the rust-coloured spore cases on the undersides of the fronds as pests.

Mill Pond Nurseries,
Mill Road,
CM22 6AA

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