Staghorn ferns get their moisture and nutrients from the air. This makes it an easy plant to care for. Staghorn can grow successfully in zones 9 through 12. They do not tolerate cold weather areas at all. And even in these zones the Staghorn cannot tolerate temperatures below 55F. So it’s a good idea to grow these types of ferns in a hanging basket so it can be moved to a warmer location if the need arises.
- The Staghorn requires a mounting base, either a wire mesh or hole of a tree to grow
- It is an epiphyte, meaning it doesn’t require roots or soil to grow well
- It is tropical, so make sure you either have a proper space outside or a greenhouse to make it grow
“When a staghorn fern plant is young, the basal fronds may be green. As the plant ages though, the basal fronds will turn brown, shriveled and may look dead.”