Staghorn ferns have an out-of-this-world appearance. The plants have two types of leaves, one of which resembles the horns of a large herbivore.
This plant grows outdoors in warm season locations and indoors elsewhere. Mounted or in a basket is how to grow a staghorn fern, because they are epiphytic, growing in trees generally. The fern has antler-like foliage as well as a flat basal leaf.
They overlap onto a mounting surface and provide stability for the fern. The foliar fronds may droop or be erect, depending upon the variety of fern.