Asplenium antiquum Leslie 85mm

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Asplenium Leslie

This is a pretty little lime green crested fern that’s also known as a birds nest fern.

Leslie grows in a compact form with a full, dense habit, but what we all love the most are those crested, feathery outer leaves.  This beauty has so texture and touchability - keep her on the coffee table so you can stroke those unusual fronds.

As well as perching on the coffee table Leslie will grow in a hanging basket, a shaded windowsill, or outside in a shady border. She needs light, but not the direct sun that will burn her leaves and plenty of water running through her free-draining potting mix.

Note: Do not touch, move, or handle the new delicate fronds as they emerge from the nest. They are extremely fragile. If you touch them, there is a high chance of them becoming damaged or deformed.

Quick Facts: 

  • What to use me for: I look great indoors where my lime green fronds pop against a white wall, and I rock a tropical style garden.
  • I grow to: I’m pretty compact reaching 0.6-1m high and 0.6-1m wide 
  • Where to place me: I need semi-shade to full shade in the garden and a light spot indoors that doesn’t get any of those burning sunbeams. Don't expose me to direct sun other than the very early morning sun.
  • How far to space me I need about 75cms of elbow room
  • Watering: Keep my compost moist, but don't let me become soggy. Avoid watering right into the "nest" as that encourages mould and rot. Water my soil rather than the plant.
  • Soil conditions: I need moist well-fed soils to look good. If I’m rocking a pot I need a regular liquid feed and plenty of water. During the growing season (April through September), fertilize me about once a month with weak liquid fertilizer. 

Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door. 

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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