How to Mount a Staghorn Fern

Please tell me the best way to attach a staghorn fern to a board or piece of wood so I can hang it in my sun room.


Hi Peggy,

Staghorn Fern on Wood
Staghorn Fern on Wood

It’s really easy to mount a Staghorn Fern onto a board, plaque, or decorative piece of wood. Remove the Staghorn Fern from its pot and cover the root ball with moist sphagnum moss. Use plastic covered wire to attach the plant and moss to the wood. Hang it with a chain or cord you’ve attached to the wood. Watering is just as simple. Once a week immerse the entire arrangement, plant & wood, in a bucket of water for a few minutes. Allow it to drain in the sink before rehanging.

Learn more about how to grow and care for a Staghorn Fern in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.