Staghorn Fern Best Practice ?
I've just "invested" in a very large Staghorn fern that had been mounted to a large piece of wood that was buried into the ground below a large tree.
I do not have a large tree to just put it back as it was, and if I were to sink the remaining "stump" of wood back into the ground I'm concerned about what constitutes overwatering of a Staghorn fern.
I'm in Cocoa Beach FL, coastal central FL, so this will stay outside year round and get wrapped in a blanket should the temps drop below freezing.
Do they prefer deep shade ? Bright shade ?
I have several very small Staghorns that are doing very well in bright shade suspended in hanging baskets from my Sea Grape canopy. Unfortunately, I don't have strong enough Sea Grape limbs to suspend this from that are in bright shade.
So, my questions are: can you over water Staghorns easily ? Can you make a Staghorn happy in deep shade ? What do you feel are best practices for care of Staghorns kept outside.