Crispy Wave Fern or Japanese Asplenium Nidus Fern has uniquely strong fronds, hardiness, and adaptability, Crispy Wave can outlive almost any other potted plant.
Crispy Wave Fern or Japanese Asplenium Nidus Fern has uniquely strong fronds, hardiness, and adaptability, Crispy Wave can outlive almost any other potted plant. Its leaves are bright green with a shiny texture. They have a special wavy shape to them that brings a tropical feel to your home.
Maintaining your Crispy Wave Fern will require different levels of care during the year. If you care for this low maintenance plant properly, it will keep your air naturally clean for a very long time.
Water: keep the soil moist
The soil should never dry out completely. Watering is required more often during the active growing period (April-September). Make sure not to over-water and don’t leave the plant sitting in water.
Light: medium and indirect
An east- or north-facing window would be ideal. If in a South or West facing window, provide shade. No direct sunlight: the leaves might become pale or get burn marks.
Soil & Repotting: good drainage
Once your fern’s roots have filled the existing pot, re-pot to the next size container. Use any all-purpose or tropical soil mixture with good drainage. Choose a pot that has drip holes at the bottom.
Keep Crispy Wave between 70 and 90°F (21-32°C). Keep the plant away from drafts. Make sure the temperature is not too warm, or the base of the leaves will begin to turn yellow. Keep the environment moderately humid.
Feed once a month during the growing season
(April-September) using a liquid all-purpose fertilizer 20-20-20 diluted to half strength. Fertilizer is not required from November to February. Only use liquid fertilizer and don’t overfeed as this could burn the roots.