Staghorn Fern

The Staghorn Fern is an epiphytic fern that gets its name from its green and silvery antler-like fronds.

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Plant Care

Light Tip


Thrives in medium to bright indirect light.

Water Tip


Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light.

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Plant Bio

Platycerium spp., or Staghorn Ferns, are different from other ferns in that they are epiphytes, living on trees instead of in the soil, and they are high-light lovers. They have pronounced sporophytes (the stags) and pronounced gametophytes (the shields), and both are separate parts in the staghorn fern’s life cycle. There is little research on, but a lot of confusion with, staghorn fern species. It has been found that many ferns within the genus Platycerium will superficially resemble one another, and that the number of horn\/finger projections will vary depending on how much light and water the plant is receiving. Leave the dead shields on the plant, as they help the plant regulate water!

Origin of Staghorn Fern

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