Growing Staghorn Ferns
I love to grow staghorn ferns. The ones I grow are P. bifurcatum. In this species the mature basal fronds are displayed for extended periods. These dead fronds often take on the look of polished wood in rich shades of ochre.
I use a type of mount and growing system somewhat different from the way staghorns are commonly grown. My staghorns grow on permanent mounts made from layers of polyester felt.