Interesting Fact: Leaves are borne from a central, funnel-shaped rosette of fuzzy, brown wool where the emerging fronds resemble bird's eggs, giving the plant its common name.
The fern, which grows at the base of large branches, has a unique ability to trap water and develop its own store of humus. Epiphytic fern having a stout and erect rhizome, bearing a rosette of leaves at the top. Leaf stalks are stout and almost black, leaf length can be up to 150 cm or more and up to 20 cm wide. It narrows gradually, tapering both towards the pointed tip and towards the base.Spores are light brown, transparent when fresh.
12 inch (30 cm)
6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Bird's Nest Fern, Rumah Langsuyar, Paku Pandan
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 3 feet
Easy to grow
Planting and care
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Keep the plant in partial sunlight area.
Also, keep the plant indoor condition where the bright light is available.
Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix.
Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) 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 8-10 am.
Application of Fertilizer:
Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.
When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
Nutrient-rich loamy soil
25 to 40 degrees Celsius
Apply any organic fertilizer
Bird Nest Fern special feature
Attractive foliage plant
Bird Nest Fern uses
This plant is an excellent container or house plant
Frequently Asked Questions
When to plant fern bulbs?
You can plant fern bulbs in the spring and summer season for better result.
Do fern plants need sunlight?
Ferns need indirect natural/artificial bright light. In case of direct sunlight the leaves may get burnt.
Can fern plants be outside?
Yes, you can plant fern outside in your garden at shady location where indirect natural/artificial bright light is available.
Will ferns grow in full shade?
Yes, ferns can grow in full shade, wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light are available.
Are fern plants poisonous?
No, all ferns are not poisonous but spore of some ferns plants are poisonous if they are ingested.
Will ferns grow in sandy soil?
Yes, they can grow in sandy soil. Make sure the growing medium is not dried out for long time.
What does a fern plant look like?
It depends on the species of ferns plants but most of the ferns have some similar character like the leaves of ferns are called fronds and they all have different sizes, shapes and textures. There are the tiny, soft fronds of maidenhair ferns, the fronds of many ferns begin as small, curled balls as they grow, they change shape and start to look like the neck of a violin. All ferns have spores that look like small dots on the undersides of the fronds.
How to plant fern bulbs?
You can easily plant fern bulbs Firstly loosen the soil to a depth of 10-15 cm, dig a small hole deep enough for the bulb size and position the bulbs inside it. Cover the bulb with soil and water well and keep under shade area.
Do fern plants need a lot of water?
No ferns doesn't need lot of water like other plants Just apply water in alternate day and keep the soil moist. Do not let the soil dry out for long time.
Can fern grow indoors?
Yes, you can grow Fern indoors wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light is available. Also Ferns require more humidity.
How to revive the fern plant?
Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants, and water it when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Avoid it from harsh sunlight and keep it in shade location. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer and apply water immediately after fertilizer application.
When to repot the fern plant?
You can repot your fern plants if you seen these signs, If the plants overgrown in the current pot. If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter. If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant). If plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.
How to grow fern plants?
You can grow your fern plants very easily,
Select the container in which you want to grow it and then fill it with garden mix and then plant your fern in container and water it immediately. Keep it in indirect natural/artificial bright light. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer once a month. Do not over water.
Can fern plants survive winter?
Yes, fern plants survive in winter, in case of severe winter kept them at warm location with a mulch covering near the root zone in order to keep it warm.
What are fern plants good for?
Ferns are recommended as low maintenance houseplants.
They are good as mass of lush green foliage, some ferns are best known for air purifying houseplants. This evergreen plant not only helps to rid the home of harmful toxins it improves humidity by helping to restore moisture to the air naturally too.
When to plant fern?
It is always better to plant fern in the month of February to June.
How to propagate fern plant?
You can propagate ferns from different methods like, from spores, from bulbs, by splitting near root-ball etc.
Can fern grow in water?
Fern can grow in water, if they are trained to grow it from its initial stage, better to pour some water on top of the pebbles, as the water evaporates, the humidity will help the fern to grow.
Where to plant fern?
You can plant your fern in any shady location where indirect natural/artificial bright are available.
Why is my fern plant leaves turning brown?
The browning of fern leaf is mainly due to over-watering, under watering and exposure to dry air.
Where do fern plants grow?
Ferns plants grow in different places like moist places, shady forests, crevices in rock faces, particularly when sheltered from the full sun, acid wetlands including bogs and swamps etc. In House grow them to decorate living room corners etc.
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