Mounting staghorn fern?

epl_92(7)March 11, 2007

Do I absolutely need to mount my Staghorn fern on a wooden slab, or can I keep it in it's glazed pot with a peatmoss medium?

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houstonpat(9a)

You do not absolutely need to mount it.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 2:34PM
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epl_92(7)

Thank you, it seems to be doing great.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2007 at 3:26PM
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zbawic(6)

I have a question about the staghorn fern. I received one as a gift and it is mounted on a piece of wood. I don't have anywhere to hang it so would like to move it to a pot or something similar (not a basket as I have nowhere to hang that either). Any suggestions how I should do this? Everything I can find is about mounting it on wood, trees, etc.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 10:19PM
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houstonpat(9a)

I have had luck using a clay orchid pot. When dividing mounted ones I ended up with one small one left and no plaque, so I put it in a clay orchid pot. I tilted the pup about 45degrees packing sphagnum under. To water I would plunge the pot in a bucket of water once a week like I treat my plaqued ones.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 11:21PM
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zbawic(6)

Thanks for the tips. I got an orchid pot and, after removing the fern from the mount, put the plant in with wet moss. Looks to be doing well so far.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 7:20PM
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Riddle66

Hi!

Here is a video i made explaining how to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU113ZK9DAk

Here is a link that might be useful: How to mount a staghorn fern

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 7:50PM
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