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 Height||10 inch (25 cm)|
|Plant Spread||7 inch (18 cm)|
|Common Name||Asplenium nidus, Crissie fern|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 5 feet|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
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.
|Temperature||20 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer|
|Harvest Season||Not defined|
Crissie fern is an evergreen, epiphytic fern with a short rhizome and large leaves that can be 15 cm long and 20 cm wide.