What Are Staghorn Fern Pups: Should I Remove Staghorn Pups

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What Are Staghorn Fern Pups: Should I Remove Staghorn Pups

By Liz Baessler Staghorn ferns are fascinating specimens. While they reproduce through spores, a much more common method of propagation is through pups, small plantlets that grow off of the mother plant. Keep reading to learn more about removing staghorn fern pups and staghorn fern pup propagation. What are Staghorn Fern Pups? Staghorn fern pups are little plantlets that grow off of the parent plant. In nature these pups will eventually grow into new, whole plants. The pups will be attached underneath the brown, dry shield fronds of the plant. Gardeners have two choices: removing the pups and propagating new plants to give away or allowing them to remain in place to form the appearance of a much larger, more imposing single fern. The choice is up to you. What to Do with Staghorn Fern Pups If you choose not to remove your staghorn fern pups, they will grow bigger

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