Staghorn Fern Plant Care

Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern, named for its antler-like, green, and leathery leaves, brings a touch of the tropics to any indoor environment. Whether hung in baskets or displayed on branches, this renowned fern adds a stunning aesthetic. With proper care, it offers a striking display of cascading fronds, boasting both small basal fronds and upright aerial fronds.

Plant Type: Tropical

Tropical plants thrive in hot, humid climates, making them perfect for indoor cultivation. These exotic plants feature vivid blooms and attractive foliage, enhancing the ambiance of your home.

Plant Feature: Pet-Friendly

Staghorn Ferns are safe for homes with pets, as they are non-toxic. Even if your furry friends tend to explore and nibble, you can rest assured that these plants won't harm them.

Light Care: Medium Light

Ideal for filtered or dappled sunlight, Staghorn Ferns should be placed in well-lit rooms away from direct sunlight. Consider positioning them near windows with sheer curtains for optimal lighting conditions.

Water Care: Medium Water

Water Staghorn Ferns once or twice a week, ensuring that the soil remains consistently moist during the growing season. Wait until the soil is dry to the touch before watering again.

Fertilizer Care: Low Fertilizer

These plants thrive with low levels of fertilizer during the growing season. Apply fertilizer sparingly to support healthy growth without overfeeding.

Zones: 9-11

Plant Care Tips:

  • Named for their resemblance to young deer antlers, Staghorn Ferns can grow up to 35 inches tall.
  • These ferns can be mounted on wood or frames and attached to walls using Sphagnum Moss.
  • When potting traditionally, use our All-Purpose Soil mix for optimal growth.


Staghorn Ferns can be found in various regions worldwide, including South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Australia.

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