LOVA, LIFE ON LAVA
THE PLANT THAT DARES TO GROW ON LAVA.
Once upon a time, it emerged red hot – 700°C – from a volcano. Now there is a plant growing on the volcanic lava! A special natural combination. The plant ‘embraces’ the lava with its roots. The lava stone provides support, moisture and nutrients.
And of course it’s a very decorative item to have at home.
Lova Asplenium is also called the "Bird’s nest fern" because in the wild, the spores of mature plants ripen, then the leaves roll up to form an enormous brown "nest" between the branches of the tree. Lova Asplenium is a decorative plant that does not truly resemble a fern, with large, bright green, tongue-shaped leaves.
English name: Bird’s nest fern
Botanical name: Lova Asplenium
Shell size: 17 x 10,5cm
Total height: +-30cm
Watering: The plant draws water from the porous lava stone and the watertight decorative tray. Fill the tray 2/3rds full and ensure that there is always a layer of water in it, otherwise Lova will dry out. Tap water often contains lime, so the stone may turn white over time. It is thus best to use rainwater.
Fertilize: Fertilising does not have to be done immediately. The plant initially extracts nutrients from the lava stone. From April to October give only a quarter of the recommended dose of liquid houseplant fertiliser when watering.
Location: Lova likes a bright place, but avoid direct noonday sun in the summer months
Temperature: The minimum temperature for this plant is 15°C