Post a reply

Avatar for Leahbauch
May 14, 2020 9:07 AM CST
Seattle
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!
Leah
Thumb of 2020-05-14/Leahbauch/e307ce


Thumb of 2020-05-14/Leahbauch/485416
Image
May 14, 2020 9:09 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
It is a Staghorn fern.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
Image
May 14, 2020 9:16 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Welcome! Your Staghorn Fern is an unusual-looking plant and the opposite of a succulent. It prefers a shady, damp location. It is an epiphyte, meaning that in nature, it grows up in the air attached to the damp bark of rainforest trees. However, they can also adapt to soil in pots as yours has.

There is no evidence of any pest damage. Some of the marks on the fronds are probably from some rough handling.

Keep your plant close to a north window where it can get lots of bright but indirect sunlight. Leave it in its existing pot. Let the top half-inch of soil get dry to your touch before watering it thoroughly.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Image
May 15, 2020 9:42 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
My gardening Blog!
Handmade quilts, new & vintage fabrics in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Instagram Sewing posts
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Lucius93 and is called "Fritillaria montana"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.