Please Help, Sick Staghorn?

snookwhalerJanuary 25, 2013

I have attached a picture of the problem. This plant was doing fine and was thriving the first few months it was in the basket. It is still putting out new leaves fairly rapidly. However, there are brown and black "blotches" all over some of the leaves. The affected leaves eventually die, turn brown and fall off the plant. It almost looks like mold.

The shields were set on top of spag. moss in a medium sized basket. I was watering it occasionally and read about problems due to over-watering. It has not been watered with a hose in over a month now. But, it has been raining pretty regularly (unusual for this time of year).

Any advice or help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
While I've seen them grown this way I've had MUCH better luck growing them verticly attack to a piece of hardwood. How cool have your temps been??. While I've found they tolerate down to freeze they don't like it!! lol gary

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tropicbreezent

I agree with Gary, they grow better on a vertical surface, as they are found in nature, on tree trunks or vertical rock surfaces. The sphagnum is probably retaining too much water which with the cold temperatures it upsetting it. They prefer it a bit drier during the cold season.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 9:03AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Asplenum nidus with new fronds or new stems?
Two years ago they gave me two small Asplenium nidus...
Baobab
Reviving sphagnum
I've been trying to revive my sphagnum moss using dried...
David146
selling moss
I have been picking moss for a well sized moss distributor...
trista28
Where to purchase Platycerium madagascariense?
I've been growing epiphytes for years but I'm having...
epiphyteoahu808
Bird's Nest Fern with yellowing leaves and white dots
Hi there, We've had our Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium...
pkozul
Sponsored Products
Carnevale Sirio White Linear Suspension by Oggetti Luce
$1,192.00 | Lumens
Dreamer Pillow Cover
$29.99 | Dot & Bo
Divi Bronze Two-Light Bath Fixture with Opal Matte Glass
$207.00 | Bellacor
London 20-Inch Multi Decorative Pillows - Set of Two
$58.95 | Bellacor
3D Wall Panel Blocks
Overstock.com
'Please Excuse This Mess' Wall Sign
$6.49 | zulily
Le Corbusier Sofa Chair Article 921
| Italy Design
Whisked Fall Iron And Crystal Modern Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™