Staghorn fern advice
Anyone have staghorn ferns?
I want to find out about transferring them. My parents have a huge staghorn (it completely wraps around the trunk of a mango tree that is 30-40 inches in diameter and extends more than 3 feet down about 6 feet off the ground). Yes, I will take a photo and post.
The staghorn has to be at least 20 years old. This is zone 10b. My parents have never done anything to care for the thing. It obviously found a perfect niche in the shade of that mango tree.
My parents are about to sell their home and move to Georgia.
My question is how do we take a cutting without damaging the fern? The mango tree is old and hasn't fruited in years and they don't really care about it, but the fern is huge. How do you separate the staghorn from the host and how do you then introduce it to a new host?
Any advice would be appreciated.