Meet the Bird’s Nest Crispy Wave

Three Bird's Nest Crispy Wave Plants on the stairs

With its bright green, crimped leaf structure and ability to purify the air, the bird’s nest crispy wave is a show-stopping fern. The bird’s nest crispy wave is known for its air purifying qualities. When NASA did its clean air study, the bird’s nest crispy wave was on the list of plants that are best for purifying the air. Its curly shaped frond is likely to play a role in its air-friendliness, as the waves allow for more surface area on the fronds. This allows the plant to covert more carbon dioxide to oxygen.

Have you ever wondered how this fern got its name? Well, if you look at the bird’s nest fern from the top, you’ll see the fronds meet together at the center of the plant and form a little nest-like crown. You’ll want to avoid getting water in this part of the plant. Water in the center can pool and cause your plant to rot. It is best to work around the fronds at the circumference of the plant to avoid this. 

Another fun fact about this plant is that it is epiphytic, meaning that in nature it tends to grow on other structures. You can mount your bird’s nest fern on a board (like a staghorn fern) and it would do just fine!

Get 20% off your purchase of any Bird’s Nest Crispy Wave, all this week (October 6 – October 12). You can also enter to win this plant three different ways: in store, or online through our  Instagram and Facebook accounts. Winners must be able to pick up in store.

Quick tips on the Bird’s Nest Crispy Wave:

  • Moderate to Bright Indirect light is best
    • Consider periodically turning your plant for nice even growth
    • Direct sunlight can scorch this plant’s leaves and should be avoided
  • Water once the first few inches of soil has dried
    • Keep the plant moist, but never soggy
    • Consider using a well-draining soil with perlite
    • Over-watering can cause your plant roots to rot
  • These plants do like humidity
    • If you don’t think your home has enough humidity, consider adding a pebble tray or small humidifier.
  • These plants are considered non-toxic by the ASPCA
    • Looking for more non-toxic houseplant options? Check out our blog post on it, here.

Looking for more? Check out some of our other plant posts on our blog.