Native to tropical regions such as southeast Asia, Australia, east Africa and Hawaii to name a few, the Twisted Bird's Nest (Asplenium Nidus) is typically found in palm trees. Given the right indoor environment, they will thrive and make for a wonderfully unique houseplant. Ferns come in a wide variety of colors and textures. The Twisted Bird's Nest has large simple fronds that are tropical-like in that they resemble banana leaves. Their fronds are light green, often crinkled or wavy, and rise from a central rosette. The rosette is fuzzy where the emerging fronds resemble bird’s eggs - hence the common name.
The Twisted Bird's Nest is a lower-maintenance fern that does great as a houseplant. Rippled, bright green leaves grow from the center of a nest-like crown, hence the name. When growing indoors, these fronds can reach up to two feet in length. This plant thrives in indirect sunlight, loves humidity (try them in your bathroom!), and it’s pet friendly.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Do not water directly into the center of your fern, but instead, water around it. This plant can benefit from extra humidity.
Sick Plant Signs
Pale green leaves, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, underwatered