Bird’s-nest fern is a common name applied to several related species of epiphytic ferns in the genus Asplenium. They grow in a tight, nest-like clump with a lingulate leaf rosette and are usually epiphytic, growing in trees. Inspired by the Japanese bonsai technique of kokedama, meaning moss ball, a bird’s nest fern sprouts from a string-bound ball of soil and moss.
Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of the nearai 根洗い bonsai and kusamono planting styles. This creative idea makes bird nest fern easy to care and not just and very attractive for plant decoration at home.