Crested Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern Care Guide

crested Japanese bird's nest fern

Crested Japanese bird’s nest fern (Asplenium antiquum) – not to be confused with the similarly named bird’s nest fern – is an evergreen fern native to temperate East Asia and popular in the United States as a houseplant. In Japan, it’s known as ō-tani-watari and tani-watari. Typically smaller than the bird’s nest fern, this species … Read more

Cryptanthus Acaulis Care: How to Grow Earth Star

Cryptanthus acaulis, also known as Earth star or Starfish plant, is a small bromeliad grown for its wavy-edged, spiny leaves. Although it can bloom as a houseplant, the flowers are small and hidden. Most growers prize the plant much more for its unique, attractive foliage. The entire plant only reaches about 5 inches (12.5 cm) … Read more

Blushing Philodendron Care (Philodendron Erubescens)

Blushing philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) is a vining houseplant that produces arrowhead-shaped leaves on bright red stems. Some cultivars have burgundy or red leaves when the plants are young, and they turn greener as they mature. When grown as a houseplant, leaves reach up to 16 inches (40 cm) long and 8 inches (20 cm) wide. … Read more

How to Care for Silver Vase Plant (Aechmea Fasciata)

Silver vase plant (Aechmea fasciata), also known as Urn Plant, is an incredibly beautiful bromeliad. It produces a breathtaking bright pink inflorescence with small violet flowers peeking out between the bracts. The plant blooms in spring when it’s three or four years old. Its common name comes from the plant’s silver, waxy leaves, which form … Read more