Asplenium 'Osaka' (Japanese bird’s nest fern)

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We're big fans of ferns at Underleaf. The signature wavy fronds make this fern very distinct, commonly known as the Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern, it's sure to brighten up any room.

Planter not included.


Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Ferns like moisture so make sure the soil does not dry out fully between watering. Regular misting will also ensure this plant remains happy.

Light requirements

Best grown in bright but indirect light conditions to keep the plant healthy but can survive 2-3 metres away from a window. May suffer if the plant receives too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems / low growth rate / loss of some leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust. 
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible. 
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth). 

For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide:Plant Care 101


Eastern Asia


No known toxic effects to cats, dogs, other pets or humans reported.