Tuesday, June 16, 2009

These Tommet's come from Tony Barrett's collection, they've been in my backyard since June 2006. They are just starting to pup now, but it will be another season or two before they can be separated. When mature, they will have a nice shape and a full form.

This staghorn fern can take temperatures from 40 to 90 degrees - they are kept outside year long. This cultivar prefers morning light or a dappled light all day with a mild breeze.

The mounting medium is AAA New Zealand Sphagnum Moss and then the fern is attached to redwood boards with 40lb monofilament fishing line, garden tape or other strapping material. When fertilizing - I use either Miracle-Gro or Superthrive every 3rd or 4th watering. While most of the mountings seem larger than necessary, this fern will cover the boards in 3 to 4 years.

Any questions regarding these cultivars, e-mail me at tomsstaghornferns@gmail.com.