Look!: Staghorn Fern Mantlepiece

Look!: Staghorn Fern Mantlepiece

leslie
Feb 5, 2008
(Welcome again to Leah, one of the finalists in our San Francisco Blogger search.
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If you're like us, you probably fell in love with the deer/antlers/natural curiosities trend. If you couldn't stomach staring at a real deer everyday and the prices for the faux options were too high -- you're in luck. Named for their "antler-like" fronds these ferns can easily be mounted on your wall and require minimal care(depending on the variety).

Staghorn Ferns (Platycerium bifurcatum) are a type of epiphyte or air plant. They survive on nutrients from the air and need little to no soil. Some varieties thrive outdoors in the Bay Area climate while some will prefer a mildly sunny spot on your wall or mantle. You can find your stag locally at Paxton Gate in the Mission.

Tip: If you haven't been to Paxton Gate before, leave yourself plenty of time to peruse all of the other fantastic natural science goods and then mosey to the back of the store where all of the larger plants are kept.

Happy Hunting!

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