The Q&A Archives: Transplanting Staghorn Fern

Question: I have a large staghorn fern that is growing on a board. How do I remove it and transplant it to a larger board? It is growing over the sides of it. Thank you. Laura Buro Hopatcong, NJ

Answer: I would not recommend trying to move your fern. The plant attaches itself to the board with a special "shield" leaf--trying to remove these may harm or kill the plant.

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