Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ is a gorgeous fern that produces wide, feather-shaped fronds in a delightful shade of fresh green. I’ve got two of these ferns, both have a rather bushy and upright habit, which I really like; their vertical poise is also useful as it makes it easier for me to accommodate Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ alongside the other plants on my shelf. Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ fronds become thicker and firmer as they age. I adore Aspleniums and I feel very grateful to have this lovely fern growing inside my home.
A superb choice of houseplant for a light and bright area, Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ thrives in warm rooms with temperatures of around 18C-24C (65F-75F).
I like to group my Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ ferns with other houseplants. I relish how the different shapes and sizes of my plants and their various leaf shapes and colours compliment each other, but also growing humidity loving plants together as a group raises the humidity levels around the plants and improves their growing conditions. Another very effective way to increase the humidity levels is to cultivate your fern in a plastic pot or container with holes at the base, and place the fern in its plastic pot inside a decorative pot (or a cache pot) and place on a tray filled with pebbles and topped up with water. Misting is another option to help create a humid environment for your fern.
When deciding where to place your plants, keep Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ away from radiators, stoves, oven, or anything that will heat or dry the air. Avoid growing Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ in a cold room or near an exterior door or in an area exposed to cold draughts. Aim to grow Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ in a light and bright area with soft lighting; keep your fern far away from any risk of harsh or direct sunlight, which can scorch your fern’s fronds.
I collect rainwater to irrigate my orchids, ferns, and houseplants, as tap water contains salts that can have a negative effect on plants. Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ requires more watering during the spring and summer time while the ferns are actively growing, but these ferns really do need fewer waterings during the autumn and winter months.
I’d say that the minimum, night time winter temperature for Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ is around 13C (55F). Ensure your fern is in a warm and protected area over winter.
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