6" Bird's Nest Fern
- Bright green rippled fronds grow 20 to 49 inches long and 4 to 8 inches wide.
- New fronds sprout from a central rosette.
- Tropical plant requires warm temperatures and moist soil.
- Plants see rapid growth during the spring and summer months.
- Fern can be grown outdoors in zones 11 to 12.
- Plant thrives in indirect or filtered light.
- Comes rooted in a 6" nursery pot that drops into the ceramic pot.
Bird’s Nest Ferns – so called because the new leaf buds that sprout from the central rosette mimic the look of a bird’s nest – thrive in warm, damp environments. Native to eastern Africa and tropical Asia, the ferns require consistent temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. For that reason, they are commonly grown indoors in the United States. Bright green rippled fronds that grow between 2 and 4 feet long indoors pair well with orchids, bromeliads and other rain forest plants. The ferns should be potted in loose soil or a peat-based potting mixed. They should be placed in indirect or filtered sunlight. Soil should be kept moist, and owners should avoid watering the plants rosette to prevent plant rot. Because Bird’s Nest Ferns are epiphytic – meaning they grown on other plants in the wild – they can be affixed to planks or boards indoors and to other plants outdoors.