Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hillii Grey - According to Doug Eckel this cultivar is from the Jerry Horne collection. I've had this one since September 2006. Originally bought from Doug as a pup, it is a rather slow grower and sparse pupper. The tomentum on the fronds will give it a greyish look in the right light.

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.

There are various sizes of the Hillii Grey that are currently available for sale. If interested please e-mail me at