Recycled wood pallets as wall decor.

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The surprisingly simple way to use recycled wood pallets to mount and hang a fern as wall decor.

  A great way to add a modern touch to your home is by updating your wall decor. Something as simple as adding a unique accessory to your wall can make a big difference in the look and feel of a room. You can try something simple such as changing frames or adding  new photos. However if you're feeling more adventurous you can attempt something a little bit more outside of the box. I've found an idea that is exactly that.
  I created a great way to duplicate the look of the super trendy wall mounted Staghorn Fern and without all of the hassle. I absolutely love the look of those ferns hanging on walls but, they just don't agree with the dry air in my house. They love a super humid, moist, rainforest-like environment and my home is drier than  dry... I'm talkin' Sahara desert dry. Yup, it's pretty dry! Well I've found the perfect solution. Keep reading and I'll show you exactly what I came up with....

 

DIY wall mounted pallet fern

  The plant I chose to use for this project is called a Kangaroo Paw
Fern or Microsorum diversifolium. This type of plant is an epiphyte.
Epiphytes are plants that live harmlessly upon another plant and do not
require
soil to survive and grow. Orchids and Air Plants are both
examples of plants that grow without the need for soil. These plants get
all of their moisture and nutritional needs from the air and debris
around them.
  What I love about the Kangaroo Fern is it's ability to thrive in dry air. Most ferns including the popular Staghorn fern, need very humid environments. This particular fern will thrive in medium to bright indoor light and the amount of humidity found in an average home.
  If you plan on keeping your mounted fern outdoors there are a couple of facts to take into consideration. Make sure you keep the fern in a semi-shady to shady outdoor area. Once the weather starts to drop below 60F you'll want to bring the fern indoors. If you live in a warmer climate you can keep it outside year long. Although native of Australia, the Kangaroo Fern will grow most places in the US outdoors in a USDA Hardiness zone 9 and above. Make sure it gets a heavy watering once a week but doesn't remain wet. If you're going to transplant it use a good orchid potting mix.

 

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