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Platycerium Bifurcatum ‘Staghorn Fern’ on Wood Plaque

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Description

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Platycerium Bifurcatum
  • Common Name(s): Staghorn Fern
  • Family: Polypodiaceae
  • Native Range: Asia & Australia 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate 
  • Light: Bright, indirect light, can tolerate some shade
  • Water: Keep growing medium/plank moist by soaking in water about once a week 
  • Humidity: Moderate to High
  • Temperature: 60+F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer every 2-3 months during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Division when repotting
  • Growth: bushy, upright
  • Common Pests: mealybugs, scale - prevent with regular showering of the leaves 
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic