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My First Staghorn Fern -- A great deal, I think...

Posted by alieliza (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 08 at 19:25

I was at home depot today and there is a huge staghorn fern that was (MIS)marked as $13. Its not in the greatest shape and is in a hanging basket. I'd like to nurse it and "repot" it onto mounts. I hope its not too big of a job.

I really think I got a deal. I got them to take 10% off (not much, I know, but they offer a one year warranty, which is why they didn't take off more, or so they said). I paid just over $12 for it, and Im happy!!!

Now I've got to figure out how to take care of it...

Ok, Here are some pictures....

It really is a monster. It is much larger on one side and the hanging basket leans to one side...



There is some damage to the fronds:



And they are covered in dust:


But I think once I get it cleaned up and mounted it will be beautiful!


Does anyone have any tips??

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RE: My First Staghorn Fern -- A great deal, I think...

In spite of damage, you still got a pretty good deal. is a good site to get info about staghorns and some tips on mounting them.


Here is a link that might be useful: Staghorn ferns

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