February 25, 2010
The staghorn fern.
I was repotting the staghorn fern this morning,
took a mix of compost and peat, staghorn ferns are
air plants, like orchids, you can see some giants on
the pics below. I'm afraid I bought a giant too, I was
reading the label this morning, giving:
Platycerium Grande !!!!!
The Grandes have leaves up to Two Metres!
Don't want this plant to develop into some sort of
vegetable version of HAL 9000 :(
But in their habitat they look gorgeous, don't
The photos come from here and here , first
and bottom pic are mine.
The press cutting also, don't think it was trickery.