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Fern 'Staghorn'

Fern 'Staghorn'

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Fern 'Staghorn', scientifically Platycerium bifurcatum, is a unique and visually compelling houseplant, recognized for its broad, antler-like fronds and distinct, architectural form, that can grow up to 31-35 inches tall and wide. Its bold and dramatic appearance makes it a striking and conversation-starting addition to any interior. This plant has an epiphytic and versatile growth habit, with fronds extending outward from the mounting surface. At full maturity, the 'Staghorn' Fern impressively reaches a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Platycerium bifurcatum

Common: Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Polypodiaceae family, which is a large family of ferns that includes over 1,650 species.
  • Ficus plants are native to various regions, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Ferns are one of the oldest groups of plants, dating back to prehistoric times.
  • Some species of ferns can grow quite large, making them a dramatic focal point in a room or garden.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • High Maintenance

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