Asplenium Bulbiferum (Mother Spleenwort)
$25.00 incl. GST
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- Plant Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:-
- 50cm for POT SIZE 18cm(Ø)
- Asplenium bulbiferum, commonly known as Mother Spleenwort or Hen and Chickens Fern, is an attractive fern species.
- It belongs to the Aspleniaceae family and is native to New Zealand, Australia, and other Pacific Islands.
- The fern is appreciated for its elegant and finely divided fronds, which give it a delicate and feathery appearance.
- Asplenium bulbiferum gets its common name "Mother Spleenwort" from the small plantlets or "chicks" that grow at the tips of mature fronds, resembling a mother and her offspring.
- The plantlets can be separated and grown into new ferns, making it a unique and rewarding fern to propagate.
- The fronds can reach a height of about 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm), depending on the growing conditions.
- Asplenium bulbiferum prefers moist, well-draining soil and filtered to partial shade, making it suitable for shaded garden areas or indoor cultivation.
- It is relatively low-maintenance and can be grown as a houseplant or in outdoor ferneries in mild climates.
- Mother Spleenwort is well-adapted to humid environments and can add a touch of lush greenery to bathrooms or kitchens.
- The fern is a popular choice among fern enthusiasts, adding an element of natural elegance to various indoor and outdoor settings.
- Asplenium bulbiferum prefers well-draining soil.
- Use a mix of peat moss, perlite, and/or orchid bark to ensure good drainage.
- The soil should be slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
- Avoid heavy or compacted soils that may retain too much water.
- Asplenium bulbiferum requires light fertilization during the growing season.
- Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer or a specialized fertilizer for ferns.
- Apply the fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the active growth period, typically in spring and summer.
- Reduce or suspend fertilization during the plant's dormant winter months.
- Asplenium bulbiferum thrives in bright, indirect light.
- It prefers filtered sunlight or partial shade, as direct sunlight can scorch its fronds.
- Place the plant near a north or east-facing window or provide it with dappled light.
- Asplenium bulbiferum has moderate water requirements.
- Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging.
- Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry.
- Reduce watering during the plant's dormant winter months, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings.