Platycerium Bifurcatum - Staghorn Fern
Platycerium bifurcatum is nicknamed the Staghorn Fern or Elkhorn Fern for good reason - its elongated, forked fronds look just like antlers. As it matures, your staghorn fern will also grow shield fronds - round, plate-like leaves that eventually dry to form a protective layer around the roots of the plant. Staghorn ferns are epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants or trees), making them a popular choice for mounting. Whether you decide to mount your staghorn fern or grow it terrestrially in a pot, Platycerium bifurcatum makes an excellent houseplant that thrives in small spaces.
Staghorn ferns need bright, indirect light and good drainage. Mist the fern regularly to promote a humid environment. Includes detailed care instructions.
Ships in a 4" plastic nursery pot. Each fern has 4-6 antler fronds, measuring 5-8" long. Fiberstone Tapered Cylinder sold separately.
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