How to Secure Staghorn Fern on a tree?
Generally instructions for hanging a staghorn fern in a tree say, "Wrap the fern to the tree using fishing line." Sooner or later the fishing line must rot away. So does that suggest the fishing line is just to hold the fern in place while the fern slowly attaches itself to the tree?
Our large staghorn fell to the ground this winter when the chains holding its basket rusted away. We cut that large fern into three pieces and want to mount one of those pieces on a tree to learn if that will eliminate the problems that come with the staghorn out-growing its basket? Tree mounting advice is needed.