Strolling through Pinterest, I stumble upon this beautiful picture (below) of a collection of ferns. It was mostly of Staghorn ferns which by then, I did not know how they were called. I did a little research (because I loved that look) to see how this beauty could survive inside a home. It turns out these are air plants (scientifically called epiphytes) and they greatly enjoy hanging in places where some air can reach them. They don't like lots of water, but appreciate a sunbath every now and then. As long as they receive indirect lighting and some sprayed water, you have yourself a very happy plant.
|Beautiful collection of ferns. Picture found on Pinterest but link to Flora Grubb Gardens|
|Use some invisible thread for holding the plant in its place. I use a strong craft black thread.|
|Remember to be careful not to hurt the plant while placing the tacks.|
I hope you like this mini-tutorial. If you have any other advice for the care of the Staghorn (and for this fern-newbie), please share it with us.