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May 13, 2020 9:58 PM CST
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Hi all!

Trying to ID my plant, and hopefully bring it back to health once I know what it is. To me it seems like floppy hands or a tongue or something? I don't know if it's a succulent?

While I have you- Do the brown spots look like a bug is eating it? No other plants in our house are having this issue so we don't know what's going on!

Thank you in advance!
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May 13, 2020 11:39 PM CST
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
Staghorn fern. It will need bright indirect light, frequent water (but not soaking in water all the time) and high humidity to be happy. (They grow on trees in the wild.)

Are the brown spots you are talking about the damaged edges? It does look like something has nibbled on it, do you have any pets? You can lift the inner container out of the white pot and look for bugs between the two as well. If you don't find anything, try again after dark. Many bugs are masters at hiding during the day but come out at night to feed.
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May 14, 2020 12:25 AM CST
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Thank you so much!

Yes- I'll have to look for the little bugs. Now I have a question about the full brown leaves coming in- how did that happen?! They grew in like that- started small and are now big brown crisps in the plant. Honestly they feel like potato chips and are hard to pull off. Hopefully with better care I can rid the plant of them. Any thoughts?
May 14, 2020 12:50 AM CST
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
Don't pull off the big brown crisps. That is the part of the plant that would normally be flush against a tree hanging on. Ripping it off will kill the plant.
May 14, 2020 9:54 AM CST
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Those are the shield leaves, they are protecting the roots from damage.
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