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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

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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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