Stag Horn Fern on tree in Tropical North Queensland, Australia

By September 19, 2017Articles

Stag Horn Fern on tree in Tropical North Queensland, Australia

By Liz Baessler Staghorn ferns are beautiful specimen plants that can be great conversation pieces. They are not at all frost hardy, however, so special care needs to be taken by most gardeners to ensure that they survive the winter and get a chance to reach that imposing size they can be known to attain. For the most part, they don’t even like cool temperatures and often have to be overwintered indoors. Keep reading to learn more about staghorn fern winter protection and how to treat a staghorn fern over winter. How to Treat a Staghorn Fern Over Winter As a rule, staghorn ferns are not at all tolerant of cold temperatures. There are a couple of exceptions, such as the bifurcatum variety that can survive temperatures as low as 30 F. (1 C.). Most staghorn ferns thrive in warm to hot temperatures and will start to fail at about

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