Staghorn ferns are more than mere plants—adopt one and you will find they seem to be plants with personalities. These huge ferns are classed as epiphytes—meaning they don’t grow in soil, but in nature attach themselves to trees and take all their nutrients from air, rainwater and plant debris. They are prized for their unusual appearance.
They are fairly easy to care for—and very long lived. Giant stags 25 to 50 years old are not unusual, and they are passed along and shared almost as family pets. They are tropical plants native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa and America.
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