Is it time to expand your epiphyte connection beyond tillandsia air plants?
Staghorn Ferns, Platycerium bifurcatum, are a long-loved tree and cliff-dwelling fern native to Southeast Asia. In tropical and subtropical climates like Florida (USDA 9a and warmer), Staghorn Ferns enjoy being permanently attached to the base of a Southern Live Oak, where they will adhere and fully grown around the branches of the tree. You may also see specimens suspended from tree branches with a rope or chain so that they can take on a symmetrical shape. When grown outdoors, they enjoy dappled light, ample humidity and good air circulation.
Our plants are mounted and have naturally attached themselves to a thick cedar plank with their shield (also known as basal fronds) and include a hook for hanging. They each have 4-7 antler fronds that are 10-18 inches long. In climates with regular winter freezes, treat your Staghorn as you would you an indoor air plant: Provide them bright light and a heavy misting once a week. Avoid cold and drying drafts in the winter. These plants are also appropriate to use in large reptile or vivarium enclosures. For much of the country, move your staghorn outside for the summer months by hanging in a tree or on the wall of a porch where they can enjoy rain and summer humidity.
|Plank Width||Plank Height||Leaf Length|
|12 Inches||12 Inches||10-18 Inches
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