Austral Gem™ Bird's Nest Fern
Asplenium hybrid 'Austral Gem'
|Description||A new, unique fern with thick and glossy dark green foliage held on strong, feathery fronds. Durable, handsome, and highly adaptable to low humidity, this sterile variety does not develop messy spores, making it an ideal houseplant in any climate. Perfect for planting in shady outdoor areas in warmer zones. Evergreen.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; forms foliage clumps 20 in. tall, 24 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Plant in a wooded garden or shady bed. Great indoors or out in a container planting or grow solo and add the glossy, green fronds to cut flower arrangements.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Stromanthe (Stromanthe); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Bush Lily (Clivia); Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in warm, bright shade. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.