Mounted Staghorn, Ummm, Mounts A Comeback - September 2023
Here's a truth: Staghorn Ferns take work. I said that as #19 on my 2023 to-do list and while I've had ups-and-downs with my Staghorn Fern collection, I'm sharing a small win today. In terms of Staghorn inventory, I (now) have two mounted ferns and one container fern. One of the mounted ferns is troubled, but the other one? It seems to be doing well. Why do I say that? Because I'm seeing shield fronds emerging. Some? Yes. Two of them. See below for both of the shield fronds on a mounted Staghorn Fern:
I haven't had much success with the growth of these shield or basal fronds, but earlier this year the Staghorn in the container threw up a big, green basal frond.
I have one empty board as the Elkhorn Fern that I mounted last Winter didn't make it through the dry conditions inside.