- Staghorn Fern
Great for bright indirect areas of the home. The antler like shape of the leaves give this plant its name. This plant is related to the popular air plants, however they also utilize a small root system to help obtain water and nutrients.
As the plant matures and ages it will produce a thick shield frond that will cover the root base. Whether you leave it in a decorative pot or mount it onto a plank of wood the shield will cover the growing point. Do not remove these woody fronds as it is part of the plants natural growth.
The plant also obtains part of its nutrients and water from the humidity in the air so providing a humid environment is ideal to prevent browning of the leaf tips. The small hairs on the leaf help trap small water particles in the air helping to hydrate the fern.
As complex as this plant sounds it is quite an easy house plant to care for! Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and mist occasionally to keep the leaves hydrated especially in the winter.
Pot not exactly as illustrated. Grown in a plastic grower pot.