Dividing Staghorn Ferns – How And When To Divide A Staghorn Fern Plant

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Dividing Staghorn Ferns – How And When To Divide A Staghorn Fern Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis The staghorn fern is a unique and beautiful epiphyte that grows well indoors, and in warm and humid climates outdoors. It’s an easy plant to grow, so if you get one that thrives and gets large, knowing how to divide a staghorn fern successfully comes in handy. Can You Split a Staghorn Fern? This is a unique type of plant, being both an air plant and a fern. Native to rainforests, this tropical fern doesn’t exactly look like other ferns you may be more familiar with. Splitting staghorns may seem complicated or difficult, but it really isn’t. You can and should divide this fern if it is getting too large for its growing space or if you want to propagate it. When to Divide a Staghorn Fern Your staghorn ferns have two types of fronds: sterile, or immature, and fertile. The fertile fronds are the ones

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