Staghorn ferns will grow almost anywhere but need tropical conditions to really thrive. They are known as epiphytes, or air plants, that do not have typical roots like trees and other plants, but draw their nutrients from the air and elements around them. They do need to be secured, so finding a sutable space for them to grow is necessary. A wire basket will work fine if you don’t have a suitable tree hollow, especially if you don’t live in the tropics.
- The staghorn fern is a tropical plant and needs high temperatures and heat to thrive.
- While it can grow anywhere, it needs some sort of anchor to grow properly.
- Unlike vascular plants, it is an epiphyte, which gets its nutrients from the air, but you can still water or mist it regularly.
“There are various materials that you can use as a staghorn fern mount: a tree outside, a piece of wood, a wire basket, or fern fiber on the side of a tree.”