The "Birds Nest Fern" or "Asplenium nidus" is native to tropical regions such as Southeast Asia, Australia, east Africa and Hawaii.
It has large simple fronds that are tropical-like in that they resemble banana leaves. Their fronds are light green, often crinkled or wavy, and rise from a central rosette. The rosette is fuzzy where the emerging fronds resemble bird’s eggs - hence the common name.
The Birds Nest Fern is an example of a plant that opposes our assumptions of how a fern ought to appear. Ferns typically have airy and vaporous fronds, yet not all possess this trait.
Given the right indoor environment, they will thrive and make for a wonderfully unique and easy to care for houseplant.
Care Level Rating: Easy