Platycerium Bifurcatum | Staghorn Fern | 12cm Pot
Platycerium are commonly called Staghorn due to their out-of-this world appearance with weirdly, wonderful, unique, antler shaped leaves. They make fascinating specimen houseplants, mounted or in a basket is how to grow a staghorn fern, because they are epiphytic, growing in trees generally.
Also known as: Staghorn Fern
Ideal location: Any rooms with good humidity.
Light conditions: Bright, indirect light.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out a little before watering. It is best to water from below rather directly onto the leaves due to the hard leaves covering the plant root ball. Soak the plant in water to get a good drink and ensure there is good drainage as the plant doesn’t like sitting in water.
Neediness: Liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally during the growing season. The base of the plant is covered with round hard leaves. These layers turn brown with age. This is a natural part of the plant and not a sign your plant is dying, don’t remove them. The antler leaves develop spores (a brown fuzz), again this part of the natural life cycle of a Staghorn Fern and the spores should be left intact for a healthy plant.
Rate of growth: Slow growing.
Sizing: Pot W12cm, plant height approx. 30cm
Temperature: Average indoor temperatures of 18-24ºC are suitable, and no lower than 12 ºC. Avoid draughts.
Please note, the decorative planter is not included in the price.