Plant ID forum: Dying fern?

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Phoenix178
Aug 10, 2018 3:32 PM CST
Hi there, I have had this fern for a year or two, it came to me in very good condition and I have to say I never found out how to care for it. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to save it?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 10, 2018 4:23 PM CST
I think that is a staghorn fern, best grown mounted since it is an epiphyte, similar to growing tillandsias and orchids.

See this link, it discusses in more detail how to grow it: https://shop.pistilsnursery.co...
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plantladylin
Aug 10, 2018 4:28 PM CST
Not a Common Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum) but rather a Elkhorn Fern (Microsorum punctatum) They prefer bright shady locations and high humidity.
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Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Aug 10, 2018 11:06 PM CST
Nope. That's an asplenium variety. Possibly 'Crissie' but not certain. Humidity and shade are in order - deep shade is ok, but bright light is good. Just no direct sun! I think they can sometimes adapt to sunnier conditions, but seem to be happiest in medium to bright shade. Prefers to be slightly moist, but ok (maybe even good) to let dry a little before watering again. Just don't let it stay wet - the base will rot.
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Aug 11, 2018 5:46 AM CST
Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium antiquum 'Crissie')

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purpleinopp
Aug 11, 2018 2:26 PM CST
Agree, some form of A. nidus. This one hangs in a tree with a few hours of early morning sun & a few hrs of late afternoon sun.
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Brighton UK
Phoenix178
Aug 11, 2018 2:33 PM CST
Thankyou so much guys! These comments are a real help. Smiling

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