This plant got its name because its centre actually looks like a bird’s nest. There are several varieties of this fern but they all look like they are a bird’s nest. Compared to other types of ferns, it can be quite forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. This is what makes this fern ideal for those who are just starting their fern collection. Its leaves look like pleated leaves or waves, hence the name
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Medium to low light
Ferns like to have a higher level of humidity compared to other house plants. Therefore, water the kokedama when light but not completely dry. However, give it plenty of humidity by occasionally misting the fronds with a water bottle.
One thing to remember, avoid watering at the centre of the plant (the rosette) because it acts as a cradle and can cause the plant to rot. Instead, water the soil around the perimeter of the plant. That is why it is best to soak the kokedama, particularly for this plant, so as to avoid rotting of the rosette and avoid the leaves from dying from the centre.
HOW TO WATER?
Submerge the whole ball in a bowl, bucket or sink up to the top of the ball. While it is light and dry, you may need to hold it down until the bubbles disappear. Then let it sit in water for 10 - 15 minutes. Take it out of the water and let drip dry.
FERTILISER, PLANT FOOD, SOIL CONDITIONER
Fertilise monthly in spring and summer to encourage growth and NONE in winter. In the colder months, this plant generally hibernates. Therefore feeding with fertiliser won’t make it do much.
We use Munash organics with our plants and kokedamas as their products are gentle to the plants, plus they are ORGANIC! With the plant food, every 2 months is all you need to do.
Soil conditioners such as Seasol, is also good to use during the growth season. Therefore, using it fortnightly when you water the kokedama is also good for the devil’s ivy.
These care instructions serve as a guide only. The conditions in every home is different such as light, humidity, draft, heat, etc. and you know your home better than anyone else. These all affect the health and condition of your kokedama. We advise that you do a little bit of research prior to purchasing your kokedama.
*There is nothing like getting to know you plant.
*Since our products are handmade, there might be slight inconsistencies with the size and shape. The product in the photo may not be the exact product you get, however, will be similar.
PLANTS CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED TO NON-QUARANTINE STATES & TERRITORIES:
ACT, NSW, QLD, SA & VIC