Ruffled Birds Nest Fern
Commonly called the Ruffled Birds Nest Fern, Asplenium antiquum Victoria is one of the most impressive of all the ferns. Very popular as an indoor feature plant where it seems to thrive.
Best described as an intriguing and dramatic feature plant, it is the heavily ruffled margins of the foliage that give this fern its Wow factor.
Like other Birds Nest Ferns, Asplenium antiquum Victoria forms a tidy rosette of foliage in a nest bowl shape. Foliage os a very attractive mid to deep glossy green with a darker rid in each leaf.
Asplenium antiquum Victoria Care
It is a plant that grows in deep shade, which makes it an excellent indoor specimen plant. It is easy care as long as it os not in direct sunlight and receives regular watering, usually once every 3 – 7 days.
Best watered in the mooring, as this allows the potting soil to dry before the cool of the evening.
A slow release fertiliser applies at 30% of the recommended rate in early spring and again in late summer will be sufficient. Fertiliser needs to ne applied to the soil, and should not touch e foliage. Water before and after fertilising.
Ensure that you are using a free draining potting mix. Drainage in the pot should also be good, look for a pot with multiplier drainage holes.
Watering during winter should be reduced to once every 14 days.
This Fern is relatively new in cultivation and is not widely available.