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Asplenium nidus 'Bird's Nest Fern'

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About This Product

Species Name: Asplenium nidus 

Common name(s): Bird’s Nest Fern  

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Bright green fronds with contrasting midrib
  • Solid tongue-shaped fronds that come up from a central rosette
  • Irregularly shaped leaves distinguish this species from the similar Victoria Bird's Nest Fern (A. antiquum)


Recommended Pot Size: Large - Extra Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: Above 65°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)  Moderate (30-70%)  Humid (70-100%) 

Watering frequency: Water regularly, do not let the soil dry out

Lighting:     Full Shade    Partial Shade     Full Sun 

Soil type: Well draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Slow

Height: 24”- 36” 

Origin: Southeast Asia, including Polynesia and Hawaii   

Regional locality: Found growing on tropical rainforest trees

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use: 




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Due to its size, this plant is recommended as a background plant in large terrariums. Drafts may cause the fronds to brown. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:
If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.
You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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Fantastic little fern

I ordered two of these for my terrarium and the look fantastic. They were packaged very nicely and not damaged. I cant wait to add them to my terrarium.


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Nice hardy plant.

I bought one several months ago. It has been doing so well and is very interesting so I bought another. The new one is twice the size and even nicer! It seems to hold up well to my gecko landing on it and doesn't mind having water on it's leaves so it's great for crested geckos. Can't wait til they both get even bigger!


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Beautiful fern

I really wanted a fern for my vivarium and decided on getting this one for a shady back corner. It arrived healthy and is doing great a couple weeks later. Can’t wait to see how it grows.


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In great shape

I ordered 2. Both came in great shape and not any damage from the cold or the travel.

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