How to divide a staghorn Fern is something that every breeder wants to know. A staghorn Fern will grow quite large in size, but they are not normally known for producing a lot of prolific flowers. If you wish to divide a staghorn Fern you must remove all of the leaves from the main cluster and pinch off any overhang on the branches. You can then take the individual fronds and separate them by the individual stem. It can be difficult to decide which stems to separate, so the best thing to do is take several stems and look at them closely. Once you have separated the stems you should place them in a small plastic bag and freeze them until you are ready to use them.
You can also divide your staghorn fronds if you wish to propagate it or if it’s getting too big for its container. Staghorn Ferns have two kinds of roots: the underground stems and the rhizomes. The underground stems are usually brown or gray in color and the roots are red and may appear bushy. If you notice that one of your staghonn Ferns has a lot of white inside, this means that the plant is producing a small quantity of spores and will soon begin to grow. When splitting a staghorn fern, you should separate the individual roots and discard the root ball.
To learn how to divide a staghorn fern, you must take several of the same fronds and separate them. You should place the ferns in a large plastic bag and add one to three drops of water. You should also put some soil in the bag and add half of a cup of bleach and half of a cup of ammonia. Cover the container with a cloth and leave it overnight.
The following day, remove the plant fronds and wash the dirt from the ground outside the bag. If you use soap and water, you should not rinse the ferns thoroughly because the soap residue may attract algae. Rinse the plant ferns well with clean water and then place them in a large pot filled with half water and half of dirt. Cover the pot tightly but allow it room to grow.
The next day, you should remove the plant roots except for the upper leaf of each stem. Remove the leaf that’s directly above the base of the root ball and place it on top of the upper leaf. The next step in learning how to divide a staghorn fern is dividing the lower leaf into two sections. You’ll have to locate the two sections using your fingers in the correct places.
In learning how to divide staghorn ferns, you need to know that leaves can be easily bruised or broken. They are often located in the center of the frond. To divide the staghorn fronds, you need to first pinch one stem section between the two leaves. Then you need to pull the stem out and the two leaves on the opposite ends. It’s important to remember that the two leaves on either side of the stem section needs to be exactly even. If they are not, the stem won’t be divided properly.
The main plant is very easy to separate from the offshoot. Once you’ve detached it from the main plant, you can then separate the offshoot from the main plant. It’s important to note that the offshoot will need to be cut carefully because it may also have some smaller leaves. You can then remove the small leaves and replant the frond into its original spot.
The method on how to divide staghorn ferns is pretty easy once you know how the plants grow. If you’ve never division a fern before, you may want to get someone to show you how to divide it for you. The main plant starts out as a single leaf and grows as two different leaves until it reaches its mature size.