STAGHORN FERN - Platycerium
Shield fronds are greenish or greyish brown and grow flat against the growing surface. Staghorns should be grown in a mossy fiber or wood base similar to their original habitat which is in the tops of trees. We often grow them in hanging baskets with a light, peat mix.
LIGHT: They need filtered light, avoiding direct sunlight.
WATER: Staghorns must be kept evenly moist with good air circulation at all times. They need good drainage. They must have high humidty and frequent showers are very beneficial.
TEMPERATURE: They tolerate normal household temperatures but will survive temps below freezing.
Staghorns are often available in 4" pots and in 8" hanging baskets.