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.
Common name(s): Staghorn fern, crown staghorn, elkhorn fern, disc stagâ€™s horn fern, American staghorn fern, stiff staghorn
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: NA
Max reachable height: Up to 3 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and 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.
Sunlight: Partial shade
Soil: Coco peat or sphagnum moss, coconut coir
Temperature: 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Staghorn Fern
Water 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.
Typical uses of Staghorn Fern
Special features: Leaves shape
Ornamental use: A hanging fern makes a great ornamental adornment for any large tree or wall in the garden.