The birdsnest fern plant gets its name because the center of the plant resembles a bird’s nest. Birdsnest ferns are identified by their flat, crinkly or wavy fronds. It is an epiphytic fern, which means in the wild it typically grows on other things, like tree trunks or buildings. When you buy it as a houseplant, it will be planted in a container, but it can be affixed to planks and hung on a wall much like staghorn ferns. It is also sometimes called a crow’s nest fern.
Light: Partial (dappled) shade to full shade, Indirect light Height: 24" Width: 48" Spacing: 24" (61 cm) Hardiness: Zone 10-12 (30ºF) Color: bright green leaves Habit: Fern, upright Water: Regular. Frequent watering but it doesn’t like to stand in water/wet soil Soil: Consistent moist, well-drained soil. But will tolerate soil that dries out from time to time. Care: Low maintenance
Suggestions: The birdsnest fern makes one fab houseplant. it is great pared with other ferns and plants that like consistently moist soil. Always a show stopper.