Birds Nest Fern Leaves Have Splits In Them

Question From: T. Grecu - San Jose, California, United States
Q: I have two small birds nest ferns and the leafs have splits in them, what can be causing this other then that they are healthy Thanks, Terilyn

A: My guess is lack of humidity. In the North we place the pots on large saucers of stones filled with water. As the water evaporates the humidity is increased around the plant. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy