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Bird's Nest Fern

Birds nest fern (Asplenium nidus) gets its common name from the tightly curled new leaves that emerge from a brown rosette in the center. Supposedly the tiny, unfurled fronds resemble eggs in a bird’s nest (though we’re not sure we see the similarity, if we’re being honest). Once unfurled, the fronds are long, narrow, and oblong, with wavy edges.

No matter what shape you think the plant looks like, it undoubtedly adds a touch of lush, tropical greenery to a home. It can grow to be quite sizable at 2 to 4 feet tall and wide, making it a good choice for both floor and tabletop planters.

Bird’s nest fern isn’t a tough plant to care for, but only as long as you give it the right conditions. For that reason, it’ll never be named one of the easist houseplants to grow, but it’s a nice choice if you’re looking to stretch your green thumb from a beginner to an intermediate level.

These ferns are presented in a white ceramic pot