Victoria Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium Victoria - 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.

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Victoria Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium Victoria Plant
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Victoria Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium Victoria

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

Interesting Fact: Interestingly, this plant has a stout erect rhizome (stem) that bears a rosette of simple leaves (fronds) to form a structure that resembles a “nest”.

This unique fern grows in the form of a deep rosette of large, shiny, spear-shaped fronds. New fronds unfurl from the centre of the plant. The fronds are light green, often crinkled, with a black midrib, and exhibit circinate vernation. Spores develop in sori on the underside of the fronds.

Common name(s): Victoria Bird Nest Fern, bird's nest fern
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: NA
Max reachable height: Up to 150 cm
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Propagation of birds nest fern is through the spore. The rhizomes are divided during replanting or repotting when you feel that the fronds are overcrowded. Best time for these divisions is during the rainy season.

Sunlight: Full to partial shade
Soil: sandy loam soil
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer

Caring for Victoria Bird Nest Fern

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
  • When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.
  • While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Typical uses of Victoria Bird Nest Fern

Special features: Interesting foliage

Ornamental use: Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-26601011
  • http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/birds-nest-fern.html
  • http://www.houseplantsource.com/products-page/indoor/plant27