- Botanical name: Asplenium nidus 'Osaka'
- Common name: Bird's nest fern
- Family: Aspleniaceae
- Plant Type: House plant, Perennial, Evergreen
- Key features:
- Dramatic foliage
The bird’s nest fern, Asplenium nidus, is a handsome evergreen fern that grows as a rosette of broad, glossy leaves. Though tender, it makes a good houseplant and is ideally suited to a warm, humid spot such as a steamy bathroom or kitchen.
Asplenium nidus ‘Osaka’ bears long, glossy leaves that have rippled margins, giving the whole plant a rather luxuriant look.
For best results, grow Asplenium nidus ‘Osaka’ in a fairly bright spot, but not in direct sunlight. If not growing in a humid spot, it will benefit from regular misting with a spray bottle.
How to grow Asplenium 'Osaka'
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
- Hardiness: Tender
- Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
- Plant care: Avoid strong sunlight, mist leaves regularly, needs a humid spot/position, prefers a shady spot
Asplenium 'Osaka' and wildlife
Asplenium 'Osaka' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Asplenium 'Osaka' poisonous?
Asplenium 'Osaka' has no toxic effects reported.
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Cats
No reported toxicity to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People