What a great item for a tree or around the house. Easy to care for. Comes in a hanging pot or basket.
Wrap the root ball in a mixture of sphagnum moss and coarse peat moss. Tie the wrapped roots to a slab of bark with string. This simulates the way staghorn ferns grow in nature. 2
Hang the root ball on a wall or from the ceiling. The staghorn fern requires bright, but filtered light, so if hung in front of a window which receives direct sunlight, place a transparent curtain over the window. Also, consider hanging the staghorn fern on a wall facing a south or east window. This gives the plant the light it needs, but is also a nice decorative touch because the plant's fronds will resemble antlers hanging on the wall.
How Do I Take Care of my Fern?
If the staghorn becomes too large for the mounting board then it may be time to remount it. Repeat the process that you performed when mounting the fern but increase the dimensions of the board to accommodate extra growth.
Staghorns have very few pests but the ones that do like these types of ferns are mealy bugs and scale. You may want to steer away from oil-based solutions as these can blemish the fronds.
Grow your staghorn in filtered light where it won’t come into contact with direct sunlight at any time during the day.
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