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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Asplenium nidus - Bird's Nest Fern

Scientific name: Asplenium nidus
Common name: Bird's Nest Fern
Family: Aspleniaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia and Africa
Category: Epiphytic fern
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

How to grow
Light : Partial sun
Soil : Moist, compost rich soil. In Malaysia, it can grow on ordinary soil
Water : Regularly
Propagate : Commercial - tissue culture/spores, Home gardener in Malaysia can collect plantlets  e.g. from tree trunks or attached to flower pots. They are volunteer plants here.

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