Asplenium bulbiferum grows widely in the moister areas of south eastern Australia and is locally common in moist gullies in the Canberra region. It has a semi-weeping form when full size, but small plants stand erect. Locally the fronds can be up to 90cm (3 feet) long. It grows in sheltered mountain gullies where flowing water is permanent, with a covering of Dicksonia antarctica
. It favours sites on moist creek banks and on the treefern trunks. In this area, it is invariably associated with flowing water, close to permanent creeks and almost always with waterfalls, sometimes growing right under them. The correlation between fern and habitat is so reliable here that we have never found a waterfall in the mountains without also finding Asplenium bulbiferum growing nearby!