I am a tropical epiphyte, originating in Australia, New Guinea, Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia and South America
I have unusual upper leaves that resemble stag's horns, hence the name, lower drooping fronds and an unusual disk that catches insects for nutrients.
I can grow huge in the right conditions, eventually encircling whatever i am grown on.
I am from the tropics so unlike most ferns I like bright indirect light and humid conditions. Keep me watered, but do not let me sit in water. I must have a well draining soil.
I don't flower but my foliage is dramatic and beautiful.
Trim shabby leaves, my disk-shaped, shield leaf will turn brown in time.
I live a long time and in the wild will eventually produce pups that can cover the area I inhabit.
You can feed me a dilute fertiliser though Spring to Autumn, in the wild I take my nutrients from the air and the object I'm attached to.
I can be potted into a piece of hessian sack with a small amount of free draining soil and attached to a board for a striking wall mounted decoration. Let the water run down the board rather than the plant and allow to drip dry before putting back on the wall.