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Question about stag horn ferns

This is a discussion on Question about stag horn ferns within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; The first pic is before I started to give a reference of what I was ...

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    Default After I posted this question did some research and these are the results

    The first pic is before I started to give a reference of what I was working with and the rest of the pics are just showing the process in which they were getting repotted. Now keep in mind that the customer brought in 7 large baskets and left with 9 baskets that have plenty of room to grow. Oh and I used wire baskets that you can see in one of the pics that were lined with spagh then filled with some potting mix and then topped with more spagh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrubber View Post
    Not sure which 'stag horn' fern you are referring to Max. Here in Oz, our stag horn is Platycerium superbum. It is a single plant that can't be divided. I have a number of them simply growing on trees - no potting mix although something like spagnum moss behind the plant to retain moisture is helpful. Once the plant becomes established it doesn't need any. They grow into HUGE plants. They love potassium and enjoy regular feeds of banana skins.

    Some of our other Playtceriums grow well on the OUTSIDE of baskets and will engulph the basket in time to form a complete ball, dividing into a number of plants.

    All that is necessary with the latter types is to fill the basket with anything that will retain moisture (and doesn't fall through the holes).

    Platycerium superbum don't like TOO much water whereas SOME of the other varieties thrive in wet conditions. Just to show how independent they are, some of our varieties varieties grow naturally on rocks in full sun in the dry tropics of North Queensland.

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    No I'm not quite confused, but just not all that confidante in handling them until I watched some youtube videos on how to handle them which as it turned out was alot easier then I thought it would be. The ferns are Platycerium bifurcatum as best as I can tell, and I have a small plant of this at home that I'm going to mount when I have a chance Now that I know what I'm doing.

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    Thanks for all the help and support on this one guys and gals I just hope my costumer will like them when she picks them up.

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