We keep lots of different staghorn ferns (Platycerium bifurcatum) in stock because we love them so much. They grow in nature on tree trunks and branches and take very well to being mounted on other vertical materials. They make vertical gardening easy and stylish. We try to keep lots in stock because they love growing outside in mild Bay Area gardens and make quite an interior statement.
ABOVE: Our friends Matti & Megan of Far Out Flora used to collect driftwood on Ocean Beach to create these one-of-a-kind plaques.
ABOVE: One of our generous customers brought us a spectacular specimen as a gift! Our staff designer Daniel Nolan is maneuvering it here. Our customer had been growing it in her greenhouse but it got too big. We’ve got designs on it as a new element in our shaded display areas.
Staff designer Daniel Nolan has created an amazing vertical garden of staghorns and other epiphytic ferns and orchids at his home. It’s like a vegan trophy collection!
You’d be amazed how easy it is to care for this collection: just a weekly spray with the hose, occasional grooming, and the rare application of fertilizer (use a banana!), and you’re golden.
Come see the many incarnations of this beautiful plant here at the nursery.
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