FERN

  • Known as: Bird’s nest fern
  • Scientific name: Polypodium vulgare/ Asplenium nidus
  • Place of origin: Tropics and rainforests
  • Description: More than 12000 species exist since pre-historic times. Lace-like leaves growing on branched stalks in shady areas and propagate by spores. They can grow as epiphytes on other trees.
  • Grow best: In shady areas with dappled sunlight, ideal under the shade of trees and requires less water.
  • Use: Indoors in office spaces close to the windows for partial sunlight. Certain species found in South East Asian countries are edible.