Mounting staghorn ferns (Platycerium)

Staghorn Fern - these plants are actually air plants that need no soil to grow. The amazing thing about these ferns is that they also feed off their own composted frond material.

Platycerium. This genus of unusual rather oddly-shaped ferns offers some extra ordinarily ornamental plants for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Native to tropical regions of Asia, Australia, South America and Africa, Platycerium require are epiphytic plants that usually grow on large trees. When growing these beautiful ferns at home, they can be grown indoors in hanging baskets in patios or near sunny windows. For growing outdoors, they would well against a tree or on wooden surface.

If you are in to collecting unusual plants, Platycerium should be in your top-ten list. This genus of unusual rather oddly-shaped ferns offers some extra ordinarily ornamental plants for both indoor and outdoor gardening.

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Leaves from the platycerium superbum or staghorn fern form a cascade over a Chloroleucon tree trunk in Leland Miyano's Kahaluu garden

Samambaias #Plantascolgantes

Samambaias #Plantascolgantes

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Asplenium nidus, better known as birds nest fern is an incredibly beautiful smooth tropical fern

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Just got a baby one of these (elkhorn fern) and I had no idea how HUGE they get!

Staghorn Fern
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