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Birds Nest Fern

Birds Nest Fern

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Pot sizes:
150mm :  $7.00
250mm :  $45.00
Botanical name: asplenium australasicum
Drought tolerance: 2 out of 5 (until well established)
Growing height: 50cm - 1 metre
Origin: Asia/Eastern Australia
Position/Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil conditions: Moist, free draining soil high in organic matter. Best suited to large pots
Availability:In Stock
Price: POA

This beautiful native fern survives in the wild by catching water and leaf litter in the centre of the plant, providing itself with an ongoing supply of nutrient. In the home this plant is well suited to pots in a shady spot or if in the garden a shady moist spot with loads of compost and very free draining soil. This makes it ideal as an understory plant in a fernery or fern garden. It is also suited to growing on trees, in the top of failed tree type ferns, in bromeliad gardens and (given enough shade) in rockeries.

With little maintenance other than spraying with pest oil in early spring, and keeping well watered when young, this plant is easy to look after and rather drought hardy once well established.

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