Staghorn fern ripped off a tree
The groundskeeper for my work just brought me a present: a staghorn fern! He just ripped it off the tree, apparently. I have been looking up how to mount it. I have it in a gallon baggie now. I don't know what variety it is, but the base is brown, and it has no roots. Is it viable? almost all the bases of the ferns on our trees are brown. But all the tutorials on mounting it either have them come out of pots with roots or have a green base with a 'collar' around the fronds. Also, did the unceremonious ripping off the tree damage it?
It looks healthy, except for a couple brown tips and the brown base, but not like the pictures google turns up.