Have you ever seen a plant that looks like a bird's nest? Well, that's what Asplenium nidus is commonly known as - the bird's nest fern. This unique looking plant is native to tropical areas throughout the world, including parts of Asia, Africa, and Australasia.
Bird's Nest Fern gets its name from its characteristic leaf shape which resembles a small bird's nest. The leaves of this plant are usually dark green in colour and can grow up to 60 cm in length. The fronds are thick and leathery, with a ruffled or wavy edge.
It will most likely be growing on the ground in moist, shady areas such as forests or near streams. This plant prefers humid conditions and does not tolerate direct sunlight.
The best time to see Bird's Nest Fern is during the spring and summer months when the plant is actively growing. However, this fern is an evergreen species, so it can be seen year-round in tropical climates.