Scientific name: Asplenium leslie
Sold in a 14cm plastic nursery pot.
Light: These plants do best in bright, indirect light. It still tolerates short periods of the afternoon sun, but it prefers shade as its waxy leaves will scorch easily.
Water: Water the plants lightly once a week if not kept in a terrarium. These plants are tropical, and so they adore the humidity of a terrarium and will not require as much water. When watering, water around the outside edges of the plant, rather than from overhead. If it is watered from the top, too much water can collect in the central part of the plant and create a risk for blight.
Fertilizer: With birds nest fern, too much fertilizer is more dangerous than not enough. An overabundance of fertilizer will cause the leaves to take on a brownish or yellowish cast along the edges. But it does need some food nonetheless. Fertilize during the spring or summer months only, and only a few times. Two to three times during the year will suffice. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer that’s diluted to half strength or weaker, and apply it to the soil or base of the plant rather than the leaves.
Please note that these plants require regular watering. For this reason we only dispatch these orders on a Monday and Tuesday (to areas outside of Cape Town) so that the plants do not risk spending the weekend at the courier depot. Please contact us if you are unsure at firstname.lastname@example.org