Bird’s Nest 'Leslie' Fern

Size: 4" Pot
  • Botanical Name: Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie'
  • Common Name(s): Bird's-Nest Leslie, Crested Japanese Bird's-Nest Fern
  • Description: The Bird's Nest fern gets its name from the center of the plant where the new fronds (leaves) unroll from.  The center almost looks like a nest cradling little birds.  Native to the tropical regions of Asia Australia, Hawaii, and Africa, Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie' comes from the same family of ferns as the 'Nidus'.   Its leaves are differentiated from the 'Nidus' by its compact uniform width and split curly ends
  • Care: is easy as long as they're provided with medium indirect light if kept indoors or partial shade if outdoors.  Moderate moisture required, likes humidity and moist soils but not soggy wet.  Super important not to water it in the center bird nest as this can cause rotting
  • Bird Nest Ferns are epiphyte plants.  And Yes!, they produce offset "pups" that can be removed and grown.

    One of the amazing adaptations of epiphytes is their ability to attach to vertical surfaces and capture their water and much of their nutrient needs from sources other than soil. They may be found on branches, trunks and other structures in Tropical Rain Forests.   While epiphytes may live on other plants, they are not parasites.  Other types of epiphytes are Orchids, Moss, and Tillandsia Air Plants

Staghorn Ferns do well in living frames, baskets, or mounted in vertical wall hangings, see last pic

They require a small mound of organic matter, such as peat or compost. Pile it under the plant and then tie the fern to the growing medium. 

Available in 4"  Pot

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