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Staghorn Fern

Beginner (or easily-distracted) gardeners in Florida should consider the staghorn fern. A native of Australia, it thrives naturally in South Florida and can be grown in North Florida as long as it's protected from frost. Staghorn ferns are epiphytes, which means they require little more than a tree, basket or board to latch onto, and a little water now and then.

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