Are my staghorns dying?
I have a pair of mounted staghorn ferns, which were taken off trees a few weeks ago, and I am not sure if they are thriving. One seems to be showing signs of drying out, about once a week one frond gets a mottled yellow/tan dry look to it, and falls off, the other fronds look ok, just a few brown tips, I soak them 2-3 times a week in the sink.
the other has developed black patches on the basal fronds, near the 'neck' which I am afraid is rot or fungus, but otherwise the fern is full and healthy looking, and has not dropped any fronds since I acquired it.
They both get the same amount of water and indirect light, but there may be an age difference.
Here are the black patches.