Asked on Jan 23, 2015

Help me identify this plant, please.

by Boom
A friend of mine received this plant as a gift and I have searched trying to come up with an answer. She has given me a photo now which I hope it will make it easier.
pics of a bird s nest fern, gardening, home decor
  17 answers
  • R.V.R. Farris R.V.R. Farris on Jan 23, 2015
    Maybe a type of Bird's Nest Fern.

  • Judy Capone Mantell Judy Capone Mantell on Jan 23, 2015
    I believe it is a Bird's nest fern! They are known for their rippled edges. It also needs a larger pot!

  • Judy Judy on Jan 23, 2015
    Lasagna plant? lol.....I don't know but it's cool.

  • BettyJ BettyJ on Jan 23, 2015
    Bird's Nest Fern

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jan 23, 2015
    It's definitely a type of bird's nest fern. I have some in my yard.

  • Nancy Cole Nancy Cole on Jan 23, 2015
    It is a birds nest fern. 2kinds- Curley fronds and straight fronds

  • Carole Carole on Jan 24, 2015
    Birds nest fern. Plant it out in the garden in a shady spot and it will get enormous! I had a couple of these. Yours needs putting in the garden or into a much larger pot.

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    • Vicki Vicki on Jan 31, 2015
      as usual Douglas Hunt - you are spot on :)

  • Grandycakes Grandycakes on Jan 24, 2015
    Victoria Bird's Nest Fern....I used mine as the "hair" in a pot that looked like a Polynesian Head ( ? ).....

  • Isela Isela on Jan 24, 2015
    African fern

  • Maggie Maggie on Jan 24, 2015
    Bird's nest ferns prefer to be slightly underpotted. As naturally epiphytic plants, they are used to growing in a minimum of organic material, and mature plants will elongate above the soil level as the fern grows and sheds lower leaves. The problem, of course, is that large ferns will easily tip over their smaller pots. When repotting every other year, use the next pot size up and refresh the compost.

  • Gina Oberste Gina Oberste on Jan 24, 2015
    It is a birds nest fern, and it is called that because of the center of the plant....It resembles a birds nest:-) IMPORTANT TIP; when watering your fern, be careful not to get water in the "nest" (the center) It will hold there and rot your plant and it'll die. And we don't want that! as far as not being hardy in Missouri, You don't have to plant it outside, Keep it indoors as a beautiful accent to any room!

  • P Ferguson P Ferguson on Jan 25, 2015
    birds nest fern

  • LaMar Hauck LaMar Hauck on Jan 27, 2015
    It is a bird's nest fern as so many people have reiterated; however, it is not just a bird's nest. It is an old variety which is gaining recognition for its quite unique undulating strap shaped leaves. It is 'Asplenium antiquum', maybe even a sport named 'Victoria'. The more popular and common bird's nest fern would be 'Asplenium nidus', interesting and beautiful itself but much more spoon shaped leaves of paler green, some reaching better than 4' across and better than 6' high. Enjoy, you have a winner!

  • Olga Rivas Olga Rivas on Jan 29, 2015
    My first thought....Bird nest family. But I like the African fern answer too.

  • Olga Rivas Olga Rivas on Jan 29, 2015
    My first thought....Bird nest family. But I like the African fern answer too.

  • Brandy M Pearsall-Valdez Brandy M Pearsall-Valdez on Jan 29, 2015
    It's a florist quality Birds Nest Fern....

  • Peggy Peggy on Mar 08, 2015
    Whatever it is, I really like it.