Ferns are plants that are incredibly common. You can find them everywhere and they often don’t need much encouragement to start growing. However, they aren’t that commonly bought as house plants compared to some of the more popular options like cacti or snake plants.
But we think that a Birds Nest Fern is a fantastic plant and here are some of the reasons why you should consider buying one as your next houseplant.
- Easy to take care of
- Tolerate low light
- Grow quickly
- Look attractive
- Purify the air
Let’s take a look at some of these reasons in more detail.
Birds Nest Ferns are relatively easy to take care of. They don’t require that much attention. They like to be misted and watered but apart from that you really shouldn’t have too much trouble with one. They’re easy to take care of and don’t really require that much attention from you.
Birds Nest Ferns Can Tolerate Low Light. As they’re used to receiving dappled light in their natural habitats, the Birds Nest Fern works well as a low light houseplant, making it the perfect green solution for those spaces in your house where light doesn’t really reach that well but you really need a plant.
Birds Nest Ferns Grow Relatively Quickly. Another great thing about this little plant is that they grow relatively quickly. So if you’re keeping them in the right conditions then you should see growth in a pretty short time. This is great for any plant owner and especially beginners who want a plant that is going to give them a relatively quick return.
Birds Nest Ferns Look Nice. Out of all the ferns, the birds nest fern has a very attractive shape. It doesn’t look like your usual fern and instead has it’s own features that make it very easy to identify and stand out from other species in the same plant family. It can look very attractive in a house and can really brighten a room.
They Help Clean The Air. Birds Nest Ferns are a great plant to have in your home to help purify the air. They filter formaldehyde, xylene and toluene and really clean up the air that you’re breathing. As more and more of us are living in cities and breathing in dirty air every day, having plants that have air purifying qualities are more important than ever. If you can’t control the air you breathe outside, at least try and control the air that you and your family are breathing in your home.
So there you have it, our top reasons why you should consider buying a Birds Nest Fern as your next houseplant. If you want a relatively easy houseplant that requires low light and will help clean the air in your home then the Birds Nest Fern is definitely the plant for you.
Why not learn more about this plant by reading our article and improving your general plant knowledge: Are birds nest ferns poisonous?