Platycerium species

Staghorn Fern
Unusual and Fun to Grow!
Price Code: 
$18/pot; $25 - $125/wall planter
Status: 
Limited Supply

These are beautiful epiphytes that usually grow on the trunks of rainforest trees, their roots absorbing water and nutrients from the forest above.  They trap debris in the shield (sterile frond) that forms the back, and the "staghorns", or fertile fronds produce the spores with which they reproduce. We carry Platycerium alcicorne (mainland variety) which is native to the forests of eastern Africa. They are real conversation pieces!  We also have a few Platycerium bifurcatum, Platycerium elephantotis (angloense) and Platycerium superbum plants in various sizes

They can be grown outside in frost-free areas, or in greenhouses and sunrooms (or bright locations in buildings), and moved outside during the warmer months, typically in a shaded location. Grow them on cedar boards, or in wall planters (better for larger specimens).

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