Looking for a statement piece to add to your plant collection? Look no further than the Platycerium bifurcatum, or Staghorn Fern. With its unique fronds that resemble antlers, this plant will add a touch of natural elegance to any space. Not only is it a stunning addition to your decor, but it also has air-purifying properties to keep your home feeling fresh and clean. Bring a piece of the forest into your home with the Staghorn Fern.
Staghorn Ferns like to be kept consistently moist but not wet. Water your plant when the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch. It's important not to water directly into the center of the fern, instead water around the base of the plant or soak it in a tray for a few minutes until the soil is evenly moist. We recommend measuring the moisture of the soil with a moisture meter.
Staghorn Ferns thrive in bright, indirect light. Place your fern in a spot with good light but avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the fronds. You can rotate your plant periodically to ensure that all sides of the fronds receive equal amounts of light.
Staghorn Ferns are not heavy feeders, but they benefit from occasional fertilization during their growing season (spring and summer). You can use a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength and apply it every month or so. Be careful not to over-fertilize, as this can damage the plant.
Staghorn Ferns do not need to be repotted often, but you may need to repot if the plant outgrows its container or if the soil has become compacted. Use a well-draining potting mix and a container with good drainage. When repotting, be careful not to damage the fern's delicate roots or fronds.
Note: Platycerium bifurcatum (Staghorn Fern) is an epiphytic plant and can also be mounted on a board or hung in a basket rather than being potted in soil.
The staghorn fern arrived in fine fettle, robust and healthy (along with the other plants I ordered) in the clever packaging that ensured safe delivery. Excellent.