Staghorn fern isolated on white background

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Staghorn fern isolated on white background

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener In their natural environment, staghorn ferns grow on tree trunks and branches. Fortunately, staghorn ferns also grow in pots – usually a wire or mesh basket, which allows us to enjoy these unique, antler-shaped plants in non-tropical environments. Like all potted plants, staghorn ferns occasionally need repotting. Read on to learn about transplanting staghorn ferns. Staghorn Fern Repotting When to repot a staghorn fern is a common question to many but an easy one to answer. Staghorn ferns are happiest when they’re slightly crowded and should only be repotted when they’re nearly busting at the seams – usually once every few years. Staghorn fern repotting is best done in spring. How to Repot a Staghorn Fern Here are some tips to follow when you begin transplanting staghorn ferns into another pot. Prepare a container at least 2 inches (5 cm.) wider

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