Crested Japanese Bird's-Nest Fern
Asplenium 'Leslie' variety with its specially tersed wild curly leaves has a beautiful fresh green color and is a strong tropical medium-sized fern. The bowl or basket shaped fronds have wavy margins and as the plant matures the ends of the fronds become branched or crested forming a very distinct look. Compared to A. 'Crissie', 'Leslie' is more compact, upright and overall a much smaller fern.
Aspleniums are trendy and do require ordinary care. With their fixed and elegant shape they make Victorian times revive.
Aspleniums like shadow or low light , no full sun .High humidity should be maintained.
Use a potting medium high in organic content, e.g. cocopeat or perlite (2:1 by volume), that has good water-holding capacity and good aeration. A pH of 5.5 to 6.5 is preferred.
Birds Nest Ferns are light feeders and only require low doses of fertilizer.
Very suitable to use in the bathroom, containers
Ferns in general love humidity. You can spray in the air above the fern and let the mist settle on leaves. Most ferns like an evenly moist soil with regular waterings. Water them daily but just enough to keep the soil moist and not wet. Allowing the soil to dry out between waterings stresses these plants.
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