Plant Care – Staghorn Fern
Light: The Staghorn Fern thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the fronds.
Water: Water your fern thoroughly and ensure that the soil is evenly moist. Water your plant whenever the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch, and make sure to water till some water flows through the pot’s drainage holes. You can mist the fronds regularly or water by pouring water over the fronds and allowing it to drain. Be careful not to let water accumulate in the shield fronds’ central cup, as it can cause rot.
Mounting: Staghorn ferns are often mounted on plaques, boards, or baskets. Use a sturdy mounting material like cork, wood, or wire mesh. Attach the fern by wrapping its root ball with sphagnum moss and securing it to the mounting surface.
Fertiliser: Dilute a balanced NPK fertiliser to half strength and mist the plant all over. Repeat this every month.
Humidity Requirement: Medium to High
Fun Facts about the Staghorn genus: Did you know? Staghorn ferns are considered ancient plants, with their lineage dating back millions of years. They have survived and evolved over time, adapting to various environments. Staghorn ferns are epiphytic plants, meaning they grow on other plants or objects but do not derive nutrients from their hosts. They use their shield fronds to attach themselves to trees, rocks, or other surfaces while absorbing moisture and nutrients from the air and organic matter around them.
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