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Asplenium “Birds Nest Fern”

Latin name

Asplenium nidus


(“asp-LEE-nee-um NY-dus”)

Common name

Rumah Langsuyar


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

How easy am I to care for?

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Birds Nest Fern, or Asplenium nidus, is a pet-friendly houseplant perfect for placing on desks or side tables. The plant’s 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 is 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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