Nana, the Mother Fern

Asplenium bulbiferum
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SKU: AB.0282 Category:

Meet Nana! This mother plant is as nurturing as a fern can be. And her fernlets are the cutest lil’ babies! She grows them off of her fronds and when they are old enough, they drop down into the soil and root. Nana hen’s tiny chicks are guaranteed to make you smile. And with her carrot top-like foliage, she’s pretty sweet too! Let’s not forget the mothers among the wee babes.

We recommend planting this plug in our regular potting soil.

This plant ships as a 1″ fully rooted starter plant, as shown in the second photo. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.

**Winter Shipping** Our plants are considered tropical and cannot survive for extended periods in temperatures below 40° F. Even if it’s warm where you are, remember that these plants are shipping from Northern Colorado! We require that you order a heat pack to add to your shipping box, this will help protect your plants from cold and frost. We will activate it as soon as it ships and it heats for 72+hours. Please understand we will not be responsible at all for damage due to cold weather if a heat pack is not added to the order. So, show your plants some love and get them a warming buddy!
(One heat pack is sufficient for a whole order)

Purchase heat pack HERE

Last day to order with Priority Shipping: Sunday November 21st by noon MST
Last day to order with FedEx: Sunday November 28th by noon MST
Ordering will resume as normal on Tuesday, December 28th

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Ft. Collins is Zone 5
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  • Grows best in medium light. Can grow in indirect bright light but never place Nana in full sun.
  • Let the top of the soil dry out very slightly before watering; check frequently, especially if kept in a hot, dry spot. Mother Ferns like to be kept evenly moist, but not soggy.
  • Misting two or three times a week is appreciated.
  • Skill Level: Beginner