Asplenium nidus (also known as "Bird's Nest fern" and "Japanese Crispy Wave") is a species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae. This plant is native to tropical southeastern Asia, Polynesia, and eastern Africa. In the 19th century, it gained favor among flower growers. Asplenium nidus remains a popular indoor plant nowadays.
You can recognize a Japanese Crispy Wave plant by its distinctive, integral, wavy-shaped leaves. Like other ferns, Asplenium doesn't have a flowering period. The bases of its tender leaves form a nest with its rhizome, hence the name "Bird's Nest fern." This plant's foliage is so delicate that even a touch can be harmful, so it's best to be extra careful around your green pet!