Staghorn ferns have an outof this world appearance. The plants have two types of leaves, one of which resembles the horns of a large herbivore.
This plant grows outdoors in warm season locations and indoors elsewhere. Mounted or in a basket is how to grow a staghorn fern, because they are epiphytic, growing in trees generally. The fern has the antler-like foliage as well as a flat basal leaf.
They overlap onto a mounting surface and provide stability for the fern. The foliar fronds may droop or be erect, depending upon the variety of fern.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Staghorn fern, crown staghorn, elkhorn fern, disc stag, s horn fern, American staghorn fern, stiff staghorn
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 3 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and careWater a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.
Staghorn Fern care
This fern is propagated by spores, pups, or division. This fern planted on the board, or use peat or sphagnum moss, coconut coir, or an extremely well-draining potting soil.
||Coco peat or sphagnum moss, coconut coir
||20 to 30 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Staghorn Fern special feature
Staghorn Fern uses
- A hanging fern makes a great ornamental adornment for any large tree or wall in the garden