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The Bird's Nest Fern or Asplenium nidus is one of the several popular and beautiful ferns grown as houseplants. They can grow in North facing windows perfectly well and will truly relish the type of light and cooler temperatures these places receive. In return the plant will give you lots of naturally glossy leaves arranged in a circular pattern which resemble a bird's nest (hence the common name for these plants).

Bird's Nest Ferns have very few problems, are cheap to purchase and readily available. They are particularly good houseplants for bathrooms or a frequently used kitchen because these places tend to have a steamy atmosphere. This is important because a Bird Nest Fern needs some humidity to really thrive indoors, they will still cope and deal with an average room but for that extra shine and extra large size you need to be at least misting regularly.

Alternatively, if you don't have the time for all that misting, the Bird Nest Fern is an ideal plant to keep in a home terrarium or glass bottle garden, these enclosed spaces create naturally moist and protective environments that many types of plants, including most ferns, will do well in. The older glass bottle garden are a little old fashioned we'd admit, but as design pieces themselves they have started to become more popular again with interior designers.

Birds nest fern

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