By now, you must know I am a lover of all things green and planty, but have you ever heard of the Staghorn fern? Also known as Elkhorns, these guys are both stunning and out of this world. They grow on trees in the wild, and have two different kinds of fronds: the basal ones are sterile and protect the roots – they are flat and often turn brown, the fertile fronds are long and antler-like, have spores, and help divide feed the plant. Don’t they look like plant versions of mounted antlers?
After seeing the above beauties here, we bought a tiny Staghorn early this year. I’ve been keeping an eye on it in a pot, and showing itself healthy, we decided it was ready to be mounted.
We watched a few helpful videos and helped our little guy get up on the wall! Jameson did
most all of the work. I documented the handsomeness.
And here is our little plant – doing well and hopefully motivated by the impressive examples above! What do you think? Have you ever heard of Staghorns before?