Tongue Fern

Asplenium antiquum

Tongue Fern

Asplenium antiquum
A pretty green fern with air-purifying properties.
A beautiful striking foliage plant with strong, glossy, fresh green leaves! The leaves have a very eye-catching shape. Fern prefers the shade rather than the sun. Give this plant a nice spot in your home and it will add a lovely bright green accent! This plant is easy to look after and can go in a nice shady spot outdoors in the summer! Do be sure to bring your bird’s nest fern indoors again before any frosts.
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Specifications:
Latin name: Asplenium antiquum
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 60 - 70 cm
Planting+

Supplied in a standard nursery pot. Pot up to a larger planter using humus-rich potting compost. Or stand the pot as it is in an attractive planter. A saucer is fine too. Water may be allowed to stay in the saucer as it evaporates or is absorbed. Water again only when saucer is empty.

Choose a warm place for your Asplenium nidus, bright but with no direct sunlight on the plant and preferably not below 15 degrees Celsius. The plant will require less water in cooler surroundings.

Care+

The Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) is a plant native to tropical forests and really does not like direct sunlight! The Asplenium nidus likes to be kept humid so we recommend spraying the leaves regularly with rainwater. If the air is too dry, the edges of the leaves will dry and curl. This plant does not like to strong a fertiliser, so we recommend halving the dosage suggested on dry or liquid fertiliser packets for green plant houseplants.

Water less in the winter keeping the plant slightly drier. Wait until spring to resume watering and feeding.

Extra+

Asplenium nidus is a tropical variety of the tongue fern growing wild in Northwest Europe. This species originates from Japan and Taiwan where it even grows on tree branches and rocks in humid conditions (epiphytic).

Asplenium is a member of the fern family of Aspleniaceae.

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