General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Remove plantlet using knife
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Common Staghorn Fern
  • Elkhorn Fern
  • Antelope Ears

Photo Gallery
Location: My backyard
Date: 2013-07-15
Staggie is about ten years old, started with 2 small pups - 6ft i
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22 
Photo taken at Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, Florida
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: 2019-08-20
One of two growing/surrounding on Bangalow
Location: Palm Coast, FL zone 9a-9b
Date: 2018-05-09
This is hanging in Washington Oaks State Park, Palm Coast FL
Location: Sanford, FL
Date: 2021-05-30
Location: Sanford, FL
Date: 2021-05-30
Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Date: April 6 2022
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-10-01
Reverse side of leaves/fronds showing brown Sporangia/Spores
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-04-02
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2015-05-20
Growing around a Pine Tree
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-01-06
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-01-06

Date: 2014-08-13
Baby staghorn in recycled fan "cage"
  • Uploaded by klc
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-08-22
Time to raise it up higher, And clean out more Spanish Moss
Location: Yarriabini N.P., N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2014-10-21
Location: Northridge, CA
Date: 2012-01-01
Staghorn at my aunt's garden
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-07-05
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-02-24
Growing on a dead palm stump.
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-06-09
Close up of Sporangia/Spores
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2010
These plants ideally live in the crook of a tree, or hang from on
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2015-04-30
At Selby Gardens
Location: Under my shadehouse roof
Date: 2012-09-24
My 15 year old staghorn brought from Miami to Jacksonville, Flori
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-07-19
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2016-04-16
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2016-04-16
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden  Rock Is., Il.
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2014-12-30
A new basal frond emerging
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-01-16
Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2019-06-14
Seedlings growing on palm trunks.
Location: Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-07-09
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-06-09
Reverse side of Fertile Frond showing Sporangia
Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2019-06-08
Underside of fertile leaf showing non mature sporangia
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-15
neighbor's fern
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22 
Photo taken at Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens, Port Orange, Florida

Date: 2-1-2018 
Less than a year old
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-06-01
Growing on a dead Palm stump.
Photo by drdawg
Photo by KurtMN
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-09-19
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2015-05-20
Growing on a palm tree stump
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2014-12-30

Date: 2012-12-28

Date: 2012-12-28

Date: 2012-12-28
Location: Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-07-09
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2013-10-21 
A very young Staghorn, just before taking out of the pot, to moun

Date: 2014-02-09
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-09
Growing on Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) trunk in the backyard
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-25
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Comments:
  • Posted by homerduck (Middleburg, Florida - Zone 9a) on Sep 27, 2012 1:05 PM concerning plant:
    I have to take this one down and protect it on cold winter nights (zone 9a), but it has thrived for the past 15 years.
  • Posted by chuck7701 (McKinney, TX (DFW) - Zone 8a) on Mar 22, 2015 10:06 AM concerning plant:
    For a comprehensive review on mounting and dividing very large staghorns, go to this link.
    http://garden.org/ideas/view/d...

    For my next outdoor hanging specimen, I am considering some type of heavy-duty, non-rusting, hanging box-cage type of frame. Will fasten some of my divisions inside the frame structure and just let it grow outward. I won't have to worry about rust, hanging chains, etc., and future plant division will be easier. In my experience, it is best to have a 3-4 chain support for balance and leveling since they will tend to grow lopsided over time.

    Will post an image of one to the above mounting link when I build it later this spring. I think an 8-12 inch wide box frame of aluminum or stainless should suffice because I want the fern to encapsulate the frame in a few years, with eye hooks on the corners to easily adjust and secure the chains.
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Such a great idea! by plantladylin Mar 22, 2015 9:33 AM 1

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