Friday, January 23, 2015

Tale of Two Stag-horns


You might remember this pic above, June 18, 2014 the 100 pound Stag-horn fell to the ground. The first time it fell was August 2013. CLICK HERE for that story. He put it back up same day.


Not so fast on the re-hang this time, but finally on Dec 18 2014 Bob hung it back in the tree...


Lying on the ground did not hurt it...

the basket is disappearing 
This is the baby that Bob started from the big one, by hanging it on a small log in 2011. SEE that story HERE... when the  mysterybird ate the log, I sat it in this basket, and 6 months later the basket is almost covered. One day it will look just like its Mother and the basket will be hidden.. It has taken 3 years to get this size, we may not live to see it as big as the mother plant.

22 comments:

Molly TheWally said...

it looks very pretty. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

eileeninmd said...

Good morning Sandra, it is wonderful you are able to grow this plant from the mother plant.. I had to google staghorn to see that it is a fern.. Different than any of the ferns I am used to seeing, very pretty.. Have a happy Friday!

Rebecca said...

It is fun to watch. Anything new on Ft Brats? I find that amusing...at your expense unfortunately.

From the Kitchen said...

That's what I need--"sturdy" plants that can withstand falls etc.!!

Best,
Bonnie

Mersad said...

It's really nice that you planted it, and that it's actually growing. We are also waiting patiently for the fruit trees in our orchard to grow.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kathy said...

Thanks for the lesson. I didn't even know what a staghorn was and had no clue what in the world you were talking about!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty amazing plants!

Rose said...

I cannot imagine any plant I have ever had having a fall like that and surviving.

Madi and Mom said...

Staghorns are very interesting plants...never really saw one until you posted about yours. So Bob was allowed on a ladder to hang it or did you have outside assistance? LOL
Hugs cecilia

DawnTreader said...

Plants are amazing :)

Ginny said...

Wow! This reminds me of that play "The Little Shop of Horrors"! But of course your plant is kind and would not eat anyone once it gets huge. But it DID devour that basket. Things in Florida really thrive. I have heard that goes for the bugs too. Do you have any?

rottrover said...

We had a beautiful stag horn at my parent's house when I was growing up. I think my father attatched it to a big board and then it hung from a wall in our breezeway. Thanks for jogging that wonderful memory. Like yours, it became somewhat of a family member! My parents moved to the desert in the 90's, so the staghorn remained at the house in L.A. I wonder what happened to it...

photowannabe said...

Fascinating as always. What an amazing plant with the ability to grow just about anywhere.
I hope the "mystery bird" doesn't make another appearance.
How is it going with the bratz neighbors? Just thinking about your saga.

SweetMarie said...

they are so cool and pretty!

Chatty Crone said...

That was an interesting plant - you have so many things growing there.

DeniseinVA said...

A 100 lb. stag-horn? That's amazing! I have only ever seen them in botanical gardens. Glad you've got the baby doing nicely. I was impressed you knew we called our cookies biscuits by the way.

Ann Thompson said...

I probably wouldn't be so quick hanging a 100 pound plant either :) That is huge

Terra said...

Staghorns are attractive plants. 100 pounds, wow.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like the uniqueness of the Stag-horn. They are really striking to look at.

EG CameraGirl said...

I had no idea they could grow to be so BIG!

Susannah said...

Pretty amazing plant and heavy, too. But it looks pretty good and I'm hoping it grows as big as the Mother plant was.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's beautiful. Do you do anything to care for it or does it just grow with the humidity?