20+ BIRDS NEST FERN SPORES (Asplenium nidus) Norfolk Gem Ornamental
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- A. nidus
- The Seed Vine
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- All year
The Seed Vine
This Listing Includes:
20+ Birds Nest Fern Spores
In fully labelled zip lock bag (see photos)
HOW TO GROW
BIRDS NEST FERN
It is important to use a sterile medium for ferns!
Preferably use a new pot/tray ... or if you are using a container
that has been used prior, scrub it with a 10% bleach solution
to kill any pathogens.
You can sterilise your soil (medium) by heating it to 60°C/150°F.
This can be achieved by putting your pre-moistened medium
into a microwave or oven in a suitable container and
checking with a meat thermometer that the above temperature
has been reached all the way to the middle.
Pour your medium into your new or cleaned pot/tray. If
the medium is not moist enough, use a spray bottle of
cooled boiled water to moisten. Place pot/tray into a large
zip lock bag, seal and allow to cool for an hour.
Remove zip lock once cooled and sprinkle spores
sparsely over your medium. Try not to sow them too thickly
as they will overcrowd each other. Replace zip lock bag and
reseal to retain the humidity and moisture needed to promote
Place on a partially sunny windowsill, not in direct sunlight.
Ideal germination temperature is 17-22°C/65-75°F,
germination takes 2-6 weeks.
At first you will notice a moss type green film growing
over the surface of the medium, following this you will see
your little ferns beginning to develop! Continue maintaining
the moist, humid environment inside the zip lock bag until
the sporophytes (young ferns) are 1-2 inches tall. At this stage
they can be repotted .. however can survive happily in
the above environment for 12 months!
When transplanting, keep in similar conditions...