Living Lace™ 'Leslie' (Antiquum) - Japanese Bird's Nest Fern

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Living Lace™ 'Leslie' (Antiquum) - Japanese Bird's Nest Fern

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Height 8 - 24 in.
This striking, broad, strap-leaved fern has a distinctive shape that some liken to a bird's nest, which is how it got its common name. Glossy, green, undulating leaves with ruffled, crested tips spread upward and outward to form a full, dense rosette with a nest-like center. In the wild, water and organic matter is collected in the center and absorbed by the plant. Though it can reach four feet across in the wild, it generally stay much smaller indoors. Other common names include 'Crested Japanese Bird's Nest Fern'.
  • Known for distinctive ruffles at the end of each leaf
  • Perfect for unique plant lovers
  • Prefers low to medium, indirect light north or east-facing rooms. Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Uses: Desktops, Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support), Humid Spaces, Low Light Spaces, North Facing Windows

Care Information

  • For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
  • Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf edges from browning.
  • Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
  • Protect furniture when watering.
  • Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry. Never allow potting mix to dry out completely as this can rapidly cause many brown leaf edges.  An evenly moist potting mix should be your goal.
  • Ferns tend to need rich, moist, well-drained soil and high humidity to thrive.
  • Add some coarse sand or perlite to help improve drainage in your potting mixes.
  • Cold drafts can cause their fronds to turn brown on the edges and tips.
  • Bright filtered light is best.  Directly in front of windows with no direct sun will work, as well as near eastern or western facing windows, but avoid mid-day sun which can be too strong.
  • Asplenium antiquum and its cultivars will grow in soil and as an epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to a tree for support). 

Shipping Information:

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  • Ships in Seagrass container as shown in image 2
  • Houseplants typically ship between 8-12 inches

*Disclaimer - Protect furniture when watering. Not for human or animal consumption. Harmful to pets*

Features

Characteristics

  • Height: Medium
  • Height: 8 - 24 in.
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler
  • Container Role: Thriller
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Harmful to: Pets
  • Light Requirements: Medium to Low
  • Watering Requirements: Wet
  • Humidity Level: High
  • Needs Drainage: Yes
  • Soil Type: Indoor Potting Soil

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