Identification: House Plant Diseased?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Grinning_Giant, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Grinning_Giant

    Grinning_Giant Member

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    Hi,

    I bought this houseplant about 2 years ago (See links to the pictures below). Unfortunately I have no idea what it is called.

    It seems to be a little unwell, (see browning leaves and strange dark brown growth on some of the veins) though it has been this way for at least 9 months.

    Can anyone identify my plant? Also, can anyone point out what is wrong with it and how I can rectify the problem?

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/topchris175/Pictures/IMG_2661small.jpg

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/topchris175/Pictures/IMG_2663small.jpg

    Thanks :-)
     
  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Asplenium nidus, Bird's Nest Fern. Could the condition be the result of too much exposure to sun and/or low humidity?
     
  3. Grinning_Giant

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    Absolutely, a google search confirmed that you are correct. My plant is an Asplenium nidus. I just checked for some care instructions and it seems I should not have placed it on the windowsill.

    I'll move it somewhere shady.
     
  4. mayhr

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    i have asplenium too, i've got it recently
    mine is in a very ligh shade, but getting enough light, and its saucer is put on the another saucer filled with water.
    I mist it with water every few days. It is growing nicely :)
     

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