Platycerium Epiphytic Tropical Staghorn Ferns

Staghorn Fern - How to take care and grow

An unusual tropical plant, the Platycerium Staghorn Fern is grown often as a houseplant or hanging plant. These fascinating plants often have multiple kinds of leaves which serve multiple purposes. Staghorn ferns are plants which  they naturally grow on things  Originating from Asia and Australia, these plants cling to treetops and have zero soil. But how difficult is to take care of these plants?

 Do you know how to take care of an Platycerium Staghorn Fern?

If you want to mount an Platycerium Staghorn Fern in your home , make sure you understand the needs of this plant. This is a are tropical plants, so if grown outdoors, you need to be in a warm climate .  Your fern will need to be watered regularly, but should not be allowed to get soggy where it is mounted to a surface.

Where you can mount an Platycerium Staghorn Fern To?

There are various materials that you can use to mount a  Platycerium staghorn fern, such as a tree , a piece of wood, a wire basket, or fern fiber on the side of a tree. Even the side of a rock or the side of your house or garage will do for mounting your fern. Regardless of the surface or material you choose, you will need to secure it.

Do you know how to mount an Platycerium Staghorn Fern?

Along with your mounting surface you will need a growing medium, like  moss or anything else that drains well. Position the base of the fern on the growing material and use the ties or wire to secure it to the surface mount. An example of how to mount a staghorn fern is to use a wire basket and the side of a tree.

 

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  • Mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum on Cypress Wood (Elkhorn) Mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum on Cypress Wood (Elkhorn)

    Mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum on Cypress Wood (Elkhorn)

    Staghorns are epiphytic plants and love to grow "on" things but they don't take from the plant they grow on but rather get nutrients from the moisture in the air and the rainwater. Looks gorgeous mounted on cypress wood.

  • Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn) Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn)

    Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn)

    Staghorns are epiphytic plants and love to grow "on" things but they don't take from the plant they grow on but rather get nutrients from the moisture in the air and the rainwater. These will need to mounted as they mature.

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    Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum in Coconut Shell (Elkhorn) Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum in Coconut Shell (Elkhorn)

    Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum in Coconut Shell (Elkhorn)

    Plant in a coconut! Staghorns are epiphytic plants and love to grow "on" things but they don't take from the plant they grow on.