We have a nice good-size bird's nest fern in the garden, inherited from the previous occupants. The problem is that there is a lime tree growing in the middle of the fern, and both the lime tree and the fern are too close to the other plants around it, limiting their growth and growing through these plants.
I want to saw off the lime tree and replant the fern elsewhere.
Considering that there is a tree with a root system growing through it, I hope I can saw off the fern at ground level. (Don't see other options)
Since it's normally an epiphyte, I'm hoping that it will survive this if it's watered well at its new location.
Do these ferns create a deep root system when grown in soil, and would it survive having its roots below its "nest" cut off?
Note: the location has a tropical rain forest climate - it's in Singapore next to a forest