Native to Australia and New Guinea, the Staghorn Fern is a unique houseplant with antler-like foliage. A must-have for any interior space!
Growing Pot Size: 15cm
- This plant is epiphytic and grows on the side of trees and plants in its natural habitat. It loves to be placed in a hanging basket or mounted to the wall.
- Unique and unusual.
- A great addition to any home.
- Easy to moderate care level.
- Growing pot size: 15cm.
Key Benefits: Air Filtering Fern
This plant is great at purifying the air in your home. Not only is the Staghorn Fern non-toxic, but its foliage also has air-cleaning benefits. It promotes a healthy indoor climate by removing harmful toxins such as formaldehyde from the air.
Staghorn Fern - The Stag
The Staghorn Fern gets its name from its long, forked fronds that are said to resemble a stag’s antlers. Cool, right?
Where does it come from?
The Staghorn Fern grows in the tropical rainforests of Australia, New Guinea, South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Plant Care Tips: Staghorn Fern
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing your plant to full sun as it can scorch the leaves.
Water: We recommend watering your Staghorn Fern from the bottom up. Leave it to soak in your bathtub or sink for 10-20 minutes and allow it to drip dry before returning it to its decorative pot. This should be done around once a week during summer and once every two weeks during winter.
Temperature and Humidity: As a tropical plant, the Staghorn Fern thrives in humid conditions. We recommend keeping it at temperatures of 16-24°C and misting it regularly. You can also place it in your bathroom or conservatory for extra humidity.
Fertilizer: Feed occasionally using a well-balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring to summer).
Propagation: The most common way to propagate the Staghorn Fern is through division.
Pets: The Staghorn Fern is non-toxic and safe around pets and children.
Staghorn Fern - Common Issues and Questions
Why does my Staghorn Fern have brown edges?
Brown edges can be a result of dry air. If your plant is positioned in a draughty area or near a heat source, try moving it to a better location. Your plant may also develop brown edges as a result of inconsistent watering. Remember to stick to a regular watering regime - the Staghorn Fern needs a good soak once a week or once a fortnight depending on the time of year.
My plant is growing new fronds, but they are really small. Am I doing something wrong?
If you find that your Staghorn Fern is growing unusually small fronds, it’s time to reevaluate its environment. Is your plant positioned in a sunny enough area? Is it getting the right amount of humidity? These are all things to consider if you want your Fern to grow properly.
Common pests: The Staghorn Fern is prone to common pests such as mealybugs, scale, and aphids. Be sure to check for pests regularly as they can kill your plant. Try treating pests with insecticidal soap.
*Decorative pots sold separately.