Bird's Nest Ferns
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Moving an outdoor birds nest fern (Asplenium nidus)

Zone London, England UK | Anonymous added on July 11, 2019 | Answered

Hello, my father planted a birds nest fern (Asplenium nidus) in the garden approximately 40 years ago. The time has now come to move it to my new house, and I'm looking for advice please. It has survived outside without any special care for all these years, and I would love to keep it. Thank you very much

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 11, 2019

This can be done, but you must take care to remove it from its host tree, or if it is in ground, you will want to dig around it about 2 feet out from the center all around. This will ensure that you do not damage too many roots upon transplant. This will be the only real damage consideration outside of problems that may occur if the next area is drastically different from the one that it is currently in. It will move like any other plant but you will want to avoid harming any roots.

Although these were meant to grow on other trees, they can grow in soil. This article will give you more information on the care of these once it is situated in the next spot: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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