Victoria Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium Victoria - Plant
Description for Victoria Bird Nest Fern, Asplenium Victoria
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Victoria Bird Nest Fern, bird's nest fern||NA||NA||Up to 150 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Asplenium 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.
|Full to partial shade||A peat based potting mix is required.||Low||20 to 30 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Victoria Bird Nest Fern
- 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.
Typical uses of Victoria Bird Nest Fern
Special features: Interesting foliage
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices.
Medicinal use: NA
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What garden lovers say ... ?
It came well packed and is exactly how they show it
Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
This plant is very easy to grow.