Staghorn Fern | Platycerium Bifurcatum
Bloombox Club uses cookies to offer you a smoother and more personalised experience. By continuing we assume that you are consenting to all cookies on our website. Bloombox Club uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more
Blog

Staghorn Fern | Platycerium Bifurcatum

My unusual upper leaves resemble stag's horns, hence the name. My lower drooping fronds often have an unusual disk that catches insects for nutrients.

Useful to know:

Origin

I am a tropical epiphyte, originating in Australia, New Guinea, Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia and South America.

Height/Growth

I can grow huge in the right conditions, eventually encircling whatever i am grown on.

Light

I am from the tropics so unlike most ferns I like bright indirect light and humid conditions.

Water

Never ever leave me sitting in water and please let me soil dry between watering. I must have a well draining soil.

Temperature

I like normal room temperatures of between 16-23 degrees C. Please don't leave me in temperatures below 10 degrees C!

Feeding

You can feed me a dilute fertiliser though Spring to Autumn

Grooming

Trim shabby leaves, my disk-shaped, shield leaf will turn brown in time.

Care

The most common cause of rot and losing leaves is overwatering. If I get black spots on the guard leaves, the can spread rapidly and kill me. This is a fungus called rhizoctonia so please use a fungicide or let me dry out completely and water moderately until the spots disappear. Click here to buy Staghorn Fern.

Toxicity

Good news: I am pet-safe!

Fact

I can be potted into a piece of hessian sack with a small amount of free draining soil and attached to a board for a striking wall mounted decoration. Let the water run down the board rather than the plant and allow to drip dry before putting back on the wall.

Must Have

Bestselling Plants

Are you in the market for some indoor plants to inject some life into your home? Not sure where to start?
Take the lead from thousands of other customers and discover our bestselling plant collection.
Shop Bestsellers

Are you a plant lover just like us? Do you like sharing your love for plants with the whole world!? Tag us on Instagram at @bloomboxclub and receive an exclusive discount! Just slide into our DMs and we'll make sure you get looked after. Plant love is life! xx

Older Post
Newer Post

Thanks for subscribing!

This email address is already registered!