Staghorn Ferns closely resemble deer or elk antlers, hence their unusual name. These plants are part of the Polypodiaceae family—they are slow growers, but grow to be large in size once they fully mature. These ferns are epiphytic, which means they can grow mounted on plaques or other substrates. They have two distinct leaf forms—small, flat leaves that cover the root ball structure; and green, pronged antler fronds that emerge from this base and can reach up to three feet in length indoors.
☀ Light :
Thrives in low to medium indirect light. Due to it’s sensitive leaves, too much light can result in burnt leaves.
Prefers moist soil. Allow the water to run out the bottom of the pot, water again once the soil feels barely moist.
+ Plant Tip :
To keep the leaves of the plant shiny, use warm soapy water occasionally to clean the plant’s leaves.