Real World Gardener Cooling Birds Nest Ferns in Plant of the Week

March 12th, 2019


 NEW  Birds Nest Ferns

  • Asplenium nidus is an epiphytic species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae, native to tropical southeastern Asia, eastern Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, Christmas Island, India, and eastern Africa.

Ferns are great for shady places in the garden where not many flowering plants will go.

But do you think of ferns as a tad boring?

They’re just green right?

Wrong. Ferns come in all shapes and sizes, with so many different frond shapes and a little variation in colour as well.

But here’s a fern that’s traditionally too big to consider for indoors unless you have a conservatory, now available in a dwarf form too.

Let’s find out why we should grow it.


I'm talking with Jeremy Critchley owner of the

Asplenium nidus 'Crispy Wave'

Jeremy grows a lot of birds nest ferns in different frond shapes and sizes.

Some of these are dwarfish and can be used as indoor plants.

Why not look out for these in your local nursery or garden centre.

Asplenium 'Crispy Wave' or Asplenium' Chrissie' and Asplenium 'Victoria.'

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