Asplenium comes from the Greek splen", 'spleen', as even late in the Middle Ages, it was believed to be a remedy for ailments related to this organ. The genus contains hundreds of ferns, mostly from Africa and Asia. In this case, A. nidus (the specific epithet refers to its rosette leaves, resembling a nest, and its natural epiphytic behaviour) is native to the rainforests of the east coast of Australia and New Guinea.
It is a fern whose fronds (false leaves) are broad and entire, with a wavy, deep green lamina and a generally darker, contrasting midrib.
It is one of the most commonly used ferns in interiors because of its resistance and durability. It requires a shady environment, so it adapts very well to environments with little light. However, it requires a lot of humidity and does not tolerate the cold.