Staghorn Fern
Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern


Staghorn Ferns are naturally found in rainforests, especially in Australia as well as New Guinea. They are epiphyte, meaning they grow on other plants such as trees. This means that Staghorn Ferns are a type of air plant, using soil only an anchor for their roots, unlike most houseplants that need soil for nutrients and water. Staghorn Ferns also have a natural sun screen which can be seen on the foliage - so don't mistake this for dust!

Light: Bright but indirect light will help your Staghorn to grow.

Watering: Staghorns don't use their roots to suck up moisture, so instead use a water mister to wet your plant every 2-3 days. This will need to be done daily throughout summer. 

Soil: Well-draining soil. Due to their epiphyte nature staghorns don't need specialist soil mixes, they just need it as an anchor for their roots.

Temperature: They thrive in temperatures between 12-26°C.

Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years and increase pot size by 2cm.

Plant Care Level: Intermediate.

*Plant does not come with pot.