Staghorn ferns are a unique epiphytic plant indigenous to warm, humid climates such as Australia, the Tropics, and the American South. Staghorn ferns make a charming houseplant, adding personality and whimsy to bathrooms and spaces which provide bright, indirect light. In the wild, Staghorn ferns will grow out of the crevices of trees from spores, where their large roots secure them to the bark. As epiphytes they absorb nutrients and moisture through their shield-like root system.
CARE + MAINTENANCE
Light + temperature
Staghorn ferns require bright, indirect light, although they are somewhat low-light tolerant. Keep out of direct sun, although a dappled morning light is fine, especially in the winter.
Maintain indoor temperatures of 60-70° F
Staghorn ferns like their soil to dry out a bit between waterings. These plants are quite tolerant of an underwater; the leaves should spring right back up again if left unwatered for too long a stretch.
Great for pet-loving households, bird's nest ferns—including this Japanese variety—are non-toxic.
These lovely ferns require constant humidity. Mist daily, or try placing this plant in an area of high humidity, like a bathroom.
What do I do if my Staghorn Fern shows brown tips?
Not to worry! Just reduce your watering schedule and you shouldn't see any more brown forming on the leaves. You do not have to remove leaves that have brown tips or edges.
What is the white, fuzzy texture on my fern?
This is a sign of a healthy Staghorn Fern! Those fuzzy textures areTrichomes: small hairs that appear on an air plant to help absorb minerals and water, and allow for temperature regulation.
Origin + Shipping
All our plants are grown domestically in the United States in Florida, California, or Hawaii, and comply with all phytosanitary and quarantine regulations.
Plants are expertly packed by our team and shipped in plastic grow pots to ensure the least amount of damage during shipping. Heat packs are automatically included when plants are shipped to cold climates.