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Q: I am having large dead areas on the leaves of my bird’s nest fern. What is wrong with it?

Birds Nest Fern

A:  Bird’s-nest fern, Asplenium nidus, is a large epiphytic fern, with erect, simple, wavy, bright green leaves which can reach lengths of 4 feet. Asplenium nidus `Crispafolium’, the wavy Bird’s-nest fern, is similar to Bird’s-nest… Read More

Q: What is the name of this fern growing it all over my neighbor’s yard. It is very pretty and filly, but I noticed it has tiny thorns.

Asparagus fern

A:  The plant you showed me is called Asparagus fern, Asparagus setaceus, but it is also known as Common Asparagus Fern.  There are many varieties of asparagus fern and a few, such as Asparagus aethiopicus, are… Read More