To find out how to grow one of these go to Growing Staghorn Ferns
Once upon a time, a 70 pound Staghorn lived in Bob and Sandra's front yard with its sister plant.
One morning Sandra was backing out of the drive way, and throwing the car in park, jumped out jerked open the door
"Bob, Bob, the Staghorn fell, its on the ground, come Quick!"
Yes he came running.
I left Hubby standing in front yard staring at the Very Large and Heavy plant on the ground. When I returned, the VLH plant was not in the oak tree with its sister, but hanging in the back yard. (yes I fussed and said why did you do that by yourself)
The limb the VL plant hung on had rotted and fell with the plant.
Oh, good said Sandra, I can see it better back here. but LOOK, there is a tiny little frond on the ground, it has the cutest little brown thingy on it.
What did Bob do? He took the little brown thingy and picked up a piece of limb that fell with it, wrapped the little brown thingy around the limb and wired it fast.That was a year ago, and now it is 4 times larger than when he "planted it". The frond was about 8 inches and the brown thingy was about 4 inches. If you want to know how he did it, the link is at top of page