A staghorn fern is a beautiful addition to any home. Their eye catching display of fronds pull in the eye. This plant can be tricky to grow anywhere outside the home. It is tropical and epiphytic, meaning it gets its moisture from the air, like Spanish moss. Because it is tropical it needs warm weather and this can only be grown outside or in a greenhouse. Even though it will take most of its moisture from air, during dry seasons you may need to water it
- Staghorn ferns eye-catching plants and are native to tropical locations of South America.
- Some staghorn ferns have been seen in Florida. They get their moisture and nutrients from the air.
- The basal fronds might be green when the staghorn fern plant is young.
“Staghorn ferns get their moisture and nutrients from the air because their roots do not grow in soil like other plants.”