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Plant description:

Grown as an epiphyte on trees. When attaching a staghorn fern to a tree, cover its roots behind the sterile, shield-like leaf with an acid compost mix and keep moist. The drooping, fertile fronds can reach 500mm. Suitable for growing outdoors, particularly against a backdrop of evergreen trees.

 

Botanical Pronunciation: plat-ih-SEER-ee-um bye-fur-KAY-tum

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Botanical name

Platycerium bifurcatum

Plant Care

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Common name(s)

Staghorn fern

Origin

Foliage

Plant has a shield-like leaf.

Uses in landscape design

Suitable for growing outdoors, particularly against a backdrop of evergreen trees.

Planting instructions

How to plant or attach Platycerium bifurcatum the staghorn fern to a tree?
Cover the the staghorn fern roots behind the sterile, shield-like leaf with an acid compost mix and keep moist them moist. Carefully fasten the plant to the tree using wire, old stockings or something similar. Take care not to damage the plant, but make sure it is secure enough to withstand wind and other environmental factors.

Soil conditions

Plant loves an acid compost mix and must be kept moist.

Interesting planting ideas

Mount your Staghorn fern on a a wooden block for a creative feature on the patio or indoors.
Mounting staghorn ferns (Platycerium)

Other languages

Hertehoringvaring (A)

Plant has a shield-like leaf.

Platycerium bifurcatum on tree

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