Mounted Moosehorn Fern
Moosehorn ferns are a gorgeous, lesser-known cousin of the staghorn fern. Mounted on rustic wooden boards, their large, round shield-shaped fronds warp around the plant's roots and branch into antler-like foliage from the top of the plaque. A member of the Platycerium genus, these ferns are epiphytic, meaning that in their natural habitats, they grow in the crooks of trees, making them ideal candidates for mounting. These ferns never fail to fascinate those seeing them for the first time, and make a dramatic accent piece in a bright kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, and thrive with periodic misting and a weekly soak.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: When soil at base of plant feels barely moist, place plant under faucet and run the tap so water flows on the board, behind the plant, for about 3-5 minutes
• Considerations: Moosehorn Ferns prefer warm temperatures, high humidity and good air circulation. Reduce watering during winter - black spots on central frond indicates over-watering. "Dusty" foliage is natural leaf pubescence
WHAT TO EXPECT
You Mounted Moosehorn Fern will feature a Platycerium grande, mounted to a ~11" x 11" board using a black mesh, which the plant will eventually grow to cover. No two pieces are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality - expect this natural variation from the photos.
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Packaged perfectly. Only a small bit of damage on my fern. Given the chance, I’ll buy from this shop again.
This plant mount I received is beautiful and already thriving. I cannot wait to add more to my collection.
We killed our first one with too much water and not enough light. This one seems to like more sun, warmth, and to dry out a bit more than our staghorn mounts. Also, I’m careful to water along the back trying not to get the shield fronds wet. A year in, and we have fertile friends growing as well! Love these from Pistils!