How to grow Asplenium antiquum

Asplenium antiquum grow and care – fern leaf plant of the genus Asplenium also known as Spleenworts antiquum or Bird’s-nest ferns, Asplenium antiquum perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant for the leaves, grow in subtropical, tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Asplenium antiquum leaves

Leaves color green in elliptic shape and wavy, leaves grow as rosette structure, young leaves grow from the middle and rolled in the top.

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How to grow Asplenium antiquum growing and care:

Humidity, moist soil, rich soil, organic matter and mulch grow better in more than 15°C can survive 10°C and even little bit colder, possible to take care with mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction – start from daughter plants / Spores

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, to start from spores it’s hard

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
All year (better in the spring to summer for hardiness zone 10b)

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves and dead leaves, more decorate to cut the leaves that start to dry and die, but better for the plant to cut the leaf after it dies

Size of the plant:
0.4-1 m, 16-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, don’t let it dry

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade – grow better with light

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in contained need to choose 40-50% bigger container than the root ball also change the pot every few year or when the roots fill the container, when the pot arrive to the desirable size need every few years to switch the soil and cut some roots and leaves, soil should be: rich soil with organic matter possible to use potting soil or peat soil and perlite, watering regular don’t let it dry too much, put fertilizer 3-4 year and add humus and mulch.

Cultivars

Asplenium antiquum Crissie – the leaf different in the end it’s split for two parts

Asplenium antiquum Victoria – leaf margin wavy and leaf itself can be even little wavy

Scientific name:

Asplenium antiquum

How to grow Asplenium antiquum

Asplenium antiquum

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