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Asplenium nidus Crissie fern - Plant

From the range of ferns that can be grown indoors this plant has larger leaflets than most and gives that large full leaf foliage plant appearance.


About Asplenium Nidus Crissie Fern

This unique fern grows in the form of a deep rosette of large, shiny, spear-shaped fronds. New fronds unfurl from the center of the plant. The fern differs from many in appearance because of its spear-like shaped leaves.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 10 inch (25 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Asplenium nidus, Crissie fern
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 5 feet
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


  • Fertilizer should only be given to the plant two to three times a year.
  • Even then, the fertilizer should only be applied at half strength and should only be given during the spring and summer months.
  • Too much fertilizer will cause deformed leaves with brown or yellow spots or edges.


    Asplenium Nidus Crissie Fern Care

    Asplenium nidus can survive either as an epiphytal, or terrestrial plant, but typically grows on organic matter. A peat based potting mix is required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite (maybe a little less) is one mixture that will be fine. A peat based mixture with organic material is also good. The two main conditions to provide well is enough humidity and to protect the leaves from direct sunlight. It thrives in warm, humid areas in partial to full shade.

    Sunlight Partial shade
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season Not defined

    Asplenium Nidus Crissie Fern Special Feature

    Crissie fern is an evergreen, epiphytic fern with a short rhizome and large leaves that can be 15 cm long and 20 cm wide.

    Asplenium Nidus Crissie Fern Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices

    Medicinal Use:

    • The leaves are said to be contraceptive, depurative and sedative
    • It is used in the treatment of chest pains
    • It is used externally for the treatment of stings and bites
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist