Birds' Nest Fern

The fluttering epiphyte
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Birds' Nest Fern at a Glance
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16"-24" tall (including pot)
Can reach up to 2 ft. long
Ideal for low light environments
Pet friendly
Ideal for creating a zen bathroom setting
Birds' Nest Fern Bio
In its native home of the South American rainforests, the wild Bird’s Nest Fern is an epiphyte - growing on the trunks of trees, with a special love for palm trees. Bird’s Nest Fern wears bright green, wavy fronds. They sprout in the shape of eggs, to make up a fluttering rosette resembling a delicate, well crafted bird’s nest.
Light Instructions

Bird’s Nest Fern grows best in a well lit space with bright direct or indirect sunlight, and can adapt to spaces with medium to low light, where the source of light is further away. Avoid placing it in spaces without natural sunlight.

How does self-watering work?
  • 1
    Simply open the lid and fill with water
  • 2
    The plant drinks only when needed
  • 3
    The result - healthy, long-lived plants that are easy to maintain
self watering
easyplant benefits
  • Carefree and convenient
  • Never worry about when to water
  • Much healthier plants that live longer
  • We use proven Waterwick TM technology to optimize water consumption
Water every1 Month1 Week
Over compacted dry soilNeverCommon
Easily know when to waterYesNo
Stable root growthYesNo
Birds' Nest Fern Care
During your Bird’s Nest Fern’s first few days at home, one or two leaves might fall, or turn yellow. This is a normal part of adjustment and no cause for concern. Once adjusted, Bird’s Nest Fern is very easy to care for, and will reward your love for it by quickly bouncing back from any mishap. To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does bird nest fern need sunlight to grow?
Like most plants, the Bird’s Nest Fern enjoys sun in the amounts it would receive in its natural environment. Place your plant close to a window but ensure your Bird’s Nest Fern doesn’t receive direct sunlight all day. You’ll want to make sure it receives plenty of indirect sunlight for it to grow without becoming scorched.
Should you mist a bird's nest fern?

You may notice your BIrd’s Nest Fern having brown tips to its leaves if it isn’t kept at the right humidity levels. Remember, this plant is native to tropical surroundings. Since our homes are not normally as humid as this plant requires, consider placing your fern on a pebble tray or situating it close to other plants, as grouped plants can elevate surrounding humidity. Another option is to introduce a room humidifier, which is especially beneficial during drier months.