How to care for an Asplenium Fern

Asplenium Ferns are popular fern types because of their unique looks

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  • Frequent
  • Once every two years
  • Indirect light
  • Pet friendly
  • Not needed

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  • The Asplenium is originally found in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. These ferns grow under the canopy of trees in medium to densely forested areas. In its natural habitat this Birds Nest Fern will receive a lot of filtered light and will be in a shaded spot most of the time. If you're looking for a good spot for your Asplenium try something similar and put yours away from a window in an area with plenty of shade that still lets enough light through.
  • Strong air purifier!
  • Asplenium plants are non-toxic and safe for pets.
  • Asplenium plants are thirsty! Make sure to give yours plenty of water and keep the soil moist at all times. Be careful though, just like most other ferns these plants are more prone to root rot than others. Proper drainage is a must.
  • Shaded areas are best for Aspleniums. in the wild you will find them under the canopy of trees in forested areas.
  • The Asplenium does not need any fertilizer. Nice!
  • Repotting once every two years should be enough for your Asplenium.
  • Asplenium plants don't really need to be pruned but if you want to get rid of any dead leaf simply cut away at the base.
  • Asplenium plants are prone to Aphids and fungal issues, especially when in drafts or when you're over watering your Asplenium.

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