Instantly transport yourself to the tropics with these picturesque green leaves of the Bird’s Nest Fern ‘Leslie’. The bright tropical green leaves are long and wild with little ruffled “toes” on the end. These plants prefer moist humid conditions making them perfect for the bathroom.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-12” Plant Care Level: Medium
Fern 'Leslie' Care Tips
Binomial Name:Asplenium nidus ‘Leslie’
Care Level: Medium
Light: Bright indirect or filtered light
Water: Keep soil moist
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Fern 'Leslie' Story
Where is it from? The Fern 'Leslie' is an epiphytic species native throughout Southeastern Asia to Eastern Africa. It can be found in tropical rainforests!
Who is the Fern 'Leslie'? The Fern 'Leslie' is a bright apple green fern, the leaves are charming and adorable! Being epiphytic, this plant can be found growing in nooks and crannies of its natural habitat. It can absorb nutrients from tree and rock surfaces.
Good For You! Ancient Medicine: Native Malaysian tribes have been known to use Birds Nest plants for medicinal purposes. We aren’t suggesting you try this but it is cool to know that this frilly fern has some brains to it.
Breath Deep: The Leslie fern just like all Birds Nest ferns help improve your air quality! They filter common household pollutants and toxins.
Is Fern 'Leslie' the right plant for me?
Humidity ✓ Warmth✓ Filtered Bright Light ✓; All three are critical to keeping this plant happy and healthy. Check-in once a week to make sure you are keeping the soil evenly moist.
Pet Friendly: Yes, we recommend keeping curious pets away from all plants.
Location Suggestions: High Humidity is ideal! The Bathroom and Bedroom are excellent locations for the Fern 'Leslie'.
Bright indirect or filtered light.
Keep the soil slightly moist. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F.
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Gently remove dried, browning mature leaves from the base.
Mist the plant regularly to increase humidity.
General Information About Your Plant
Southeastern Asia, Eastern Australia, Christmas Island, and India
Wide leaves, not like the other ferns.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.