👉 Benefits :
- Perfect hanging plant: Because of their wide, ribbon-like foliage, bird’s nest ferns make lovely hanging plants. Since this type of fern does best in the shade and indirect sunlight, keeping them in hanging pots indoors is the best way to go. Plus, bird’s nest ferns can grow quite wide and reach a diameter of four feet. Imagine how incredible a bird’s nest fern would look hanging in your home!
- Air purifying: Bird’s Nest Ferns Filter Formaldehyde, Xylene, and Toluene. These chemicals hang in the air and can be caused by cigarette smoke, cleaning supply vapors, and polluted air. Formaldehyde in particular can cause coughing, wheezing, and burning sensations. Bird’s nest ferns (and most ferns in general) are one of the few plants out there that can effectively filter out these chemicals!
- Toxicity: Bird’s nest fern is nontoxic to humans, cats, and dogs, according to the California Poison Control System
👉 How to care :
Soil: Plant the bird’s nest fern in loose, rich organic compost or a peat-based potting mix. A mixture of two parts peat and one part perlite would work well. Otherwise, try a peat-based mixture with organic material.
Sunshine: These plants need filtered light to light shade. Don’t expose to direct sun other than the very early morning sun. Placing the fern by an east- or north-facing window is ideal.
Watering: These are true jungle plants. Keep their compost moist, but don’t let the plant become soggy. Also, avoid watering right into the “nest” as that encourages mold and rot.
👉The takeaway :
If you want a plant that
- Is a hanging plant
- Can purify air
- Is non toxic
- Is easy to care
Then Bird’s Nest Fern is a great pick for you