This Glorious Japanese Birds Nest Fern, also known as the Asplenium Antiquum Osaka or Spleenwort, has to be one of my favourite ferns.
With it’s stunning, long, wavy green leaves, is a great addition to any beautiful indoor space.
It loves a bit of humidity so could be the perfect plant for a bathroom with decent natural light, as it really doesn’t like direct sunlight.
Water your Japanese Birds Nest Fern once a week around it’s sides to keep the soil moist but don’t drown it. It hates chilling in pools of water. So no lush bath bombs for this majestic being.
And finally give its leaves a spray with some indoor plant food every two weeks to keep your Japanese Birds Nest Fern happy & healthy.
Preferred Light Conditions for a Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Plant
Asplenium Antiquum Osaka plants love indirect light, they are a little fussy and hate both direct sunlight & being in a shady spot. Keeping your Japanese Bird’s Nest plant in the middle of your room as a small centre piece could be the perfect spot for it.
How Often Should I Water My Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Plant?
I always feel that watering your Japanese Birds Nest Fern with some indoor plant food is the best way to keep it happy and healthy. Water little but often, as the Asplenium Antiquum Osaka loves having it’s soil moist, but really hates sitting in pools of water. Try to water your Asplenium Antiquum Osaka plant around the sides of the plant rather than directly in the middle as the water could get trapped and make your plant start to rot. Nope we don’t want that
Are Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Plants Easy to Look After?
Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Plants are really easy to look after, just pop it in a spot with decent indirect light, water it once a week and gives its leaves a spray with some indoor plant food once a week as it loves humidity. I also recommend that you give the leaves of your Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern a wipe with a cloth once a month to knock off any dusts and get rid of any pest who might have made your plant their home.
Is My Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Plant Safe for Children & Pets?
Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Plants are not known as toxic to pets, so they are relatively safe for most places in your house or office.