Sunday, June 28, 2009

South Seas - Steve Talnadge of Chula Vista, CA created this graceful fern with long and wide reclining fertile fronds with long fingers.

These particular ferns come from the Tony Barrett collection.

This staghorn fern can take temperatures from 40 to 90 degrees - they are kept outside year long and 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.

There are various sizes of South Seas that are currently available for sale. If interested please e-mail me at