What Are Staghorn Ferns?

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Reggie Whitehead

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Hello! My name is Reggie Whitehead. Today I am going to be speaking with you about growing tropical ferns courtesy of the Tropical Fern Exotic Plant Society and on behalf of expertvillage.com. In one of our other segments we saw information about what spores are and where they are located on plants. What I am holding here is the stag corn called pladasyrum Riddly Eye. Pladasyrum is the Greek word meaning broad horn and as you can see it sort of looks like a stag's corn but this is Pladasyrum Riddly Eye is one of the most coveted and sought after of the Pladasyrum or the stag corn. This plant is pretty much located in South East Asia. Pladasyrum Riddly Eye is one of the smallest stag corns but the most sought after or most common stag corn we have in South Florida is Pladasyrum behind me there. We typically grow those in baskets or wooden plaques and this one is on a basket and that plant is approximately 20 years old but not only do you have Pladasyrym's like the Bicacadeyn and the Riddley Eye, other plants which are stack ones, this is Pladasyrum grande which comes from the county of the Philippines. Pladasyrum Grande is a plant that can only be grown from spores and cannot be grown from as in Pladasyrum Bicracadyn.