The Staghorn Ferns receive their name due to their wonderful antler shaped leaves.
My unusual upper leaves resemble stag's horns, hence the name. My lower drooping fronds often have an unusual disk that catches insects for nutrients.
These unique ferns make great feature plants thanks to their broad, distinctive foliage that grow upwards. Their fronds can both climb and trail once they grow long enough.
They thrive in high humidity levels which make them ideal plants for the kitchen or bathroom.
Your plant will come in a growing pot that you can pop into your favourite decorative container.
Growing pot size: 17 cm plus hanging hook. We advise buying a larger decorative pot size as the lip of the hanging pot makes it slightly bigger
Overall plant height including growing pot: 40-45 cm
How to Care for Staghorn Fern
- With the right care, these low maintenance beauties will keep your home looking lush and vibrant. They even come with their own hanger so you can get decorating right away!
- Bright, indirect light is preferred. Protect the leaves from direct sunlight to prevent them from burning.
Let the soil dry between waterings, let the water drain well before re-hanging it. Mist it often to maintain humidity.
- 15 to 25 ºC are perfect temperatures. Staghorn ferns can be placed outside when the temperature is within this range.
- During the growing season, feed it monthly with a water-soluble fertiliser, in the colder months, it will only need feeding once every 2 months.
The Staghorn Fern Story
Where is it from?
They are sometimes called ‘rainforest ferns’ as they are native to the tropical areas of Australia, South America, Africa, South East Asia and New Guinea.
Who is the Staghorn Fern?
Staghorn Ferns are epiphytic plants, in their natural environments, they grow on other plants and trees. Although your plant will be sent in a pot, once it has matured, it needs to be mounted on a board or hung in a hanging basket.
Good For You!
Self-confidence: Plants can be a great therapeutic tool. Caring for plants make us feel more connected and as a consequence care better for ourselves!
Focus: Studies have shown that having plants in work and study environments improve innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
Is The Staghorn Fern The Right Plant For Me?
Novice gardeners may feel a bit intimidated by the grand appearance of this plant. Don’t be fooled! They may seem fussy but they are a very resilient plant, perfect for those with not much experience!
They may not be the easiest plants to look after but your efforts will definitely be rewarding!
Pets: Pet friendly
How tall does it grow? In its native environment, it can reach nearly 2 metres high and 1 metre wide. Indoors it won’t grow over 1 metre high and ½ metre wide.
Fact: I can be potted into a piece of hessian sack with a small amount of free draining soil and attached to a board for a striking wall mounted decoration. Let the water run down the board rather than the plant and allow to drip dry before putting back on the wall.
If you are looking for something unique to add character to your home decor, your search is over! The Staghorn Fern is the plant you’ve been waiting for! Get yours today!