Cobra Fern, Asplenium Nidus – Rare
Cobra Fern – 4″ Pot – Asplenium Nidus – Easy to Grow House plant
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Asplenium Nidus | Cobra Fern Plant
Cobra Fern or Asplenium Nidus are prehistoric plants that can thrive in the most extreme conditions. These beautiful, shrubby plants have long, wavy, glossy leaves that rise from a central rosette, giving it the appearance of a bird’s nest. Its ability to self-reproduce, grow in low light environments, and survive harsh conditions makes it an ideal choice even for the inexperienced gardener.
- They are an excellent
- air-purifying plant.
- Cobra Ferns can grow as tall as 6 to 10 inches.
- They are a great addition to a
- well-lit bathroom as the humidity level is perfect for your Asplenium Nidus. Cobra fern can also be kept in the kitchen near to the window.
- Bird’s nest ferns can grow in a moderate amount of shade or even in full shade. Placing your plant by an east- or north-facing window is ideal. They also do well in artificial light.
- A highly humid environment such as a bathroom will be ideal for your Asplenium Nidus.
- Your Asplenium Nidus requires regular watering. Water whenever the top inch of the soil starts to dry, about once a week.
- Pour Water across the outside edges of your plant rather than pouring water overhead or right into the center of this plant. It helps prevent mold and rot in the dense cave. Additionally, avoid watering the fronds.
- As your Asplenium Nidus thrives in a humid environment, use a humidifier, pebble tray, or mist the leaves when placed in low humidity environments.
- Begonia Tamaya prefers aerated well-draining and loose soil for better growth. You can also mix coco coir or vermiculite for improving the drainage of the soil.
- Fertilize your fern with a light fertilizer every four weeks during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing in winter. Overfeeding can damage your Asplenium Nidus.
- Your Cobra Fern is non-toxic and suitable for spaces with pets and children.
- Avoid touching the fresh, delicate leaves as they can be susceptible and become damaged or deformed.
- Scale insect is a common pest problem for your Cobra Fern. If infested, gently wipe it off with a damp cloth and spray the foliage with an insecticide..
- Pale green fronds with dry potting mix – Indicates the plant is under-watered.
- Yellowing lower leaves, limp and wilting plant – Indicates either too much light or overwatering.
- Brown, crispy leaves – Indicates low humidity – misting should help.
- Brown dots on the underside: These are spores used for self-propagation, indicating that your plant is healthy and well.