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PlantFiles: Japanese Birdsnest Fern
Asplenium nidus 'Osaka'

Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium (ass-PLEE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: nidus (NID-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Osaka

Synonym:Asplenium antiguum
Synonym:Asplenium australasicum
Synonym:Asplenium ficifolium
Synonym:Neottopteris musaefolia
Synonym:Neottopteris nidus

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Cretaceous On Jun 15, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have had an Asplenium nidus planted outside for a while now, and the more recently purchased (still in a pot) Asplenium antiguum "Osaka" seems to be the more robust of the two so far.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deland, Florida
Interlachen, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Houston, Texas

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