Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Staghorn Fern | 35cm - People Plants
Platycerium bifurcatum

Staghorn Fern | 35cm

Regular price £33.00
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1 in stock

A beautifully unusual plant, the Staghorn Fern is a striking and worthy addition to your plant collection!

This species is a little out of the ordinary. It is an epiphyte, which means that it grows halfway up trees in the wild.

The Staghorn Fern finds its individuality by producing two distinctly different fronds. The sterile, shield-like, round fronds at the base protect its small root mass and hold it onto its tree. The deep green, fertile fronds split as they mature to look increasingly like a stag’s horns.

_ Arrives in a 17cm hanging nursery pot
_ Highly unique, attractive plant
_ Tolerant of drier soils, but still prefers dampness
_ You can mount it on the wall!

*White pot not included.

 

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 

Collection

If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Mount your fern

Naturally grows on trees, so can be mounted and hung on the wall - creating a stunning and unexpected focal point of your plant collection. Please ensure you’ve researched the best methods for mounting your Staghorn before you do!

Tiny white hairs

The tiny white hairs on the surface of the leaves are meant to be there! (Please don’t dust them off!) They protect the plant from UV rays and pests whilst also helping water to collect in droplets and pool towards the roots.

Keep damp!

Although naturally tolerant of short drought periods, this plant will still do best when watered like other ferns; evenly damp throughout the soil, and additional humidity where possible

staghorn fern
Plant Bio

Native to regions within Oceania and South Eastern Asia, predominantly growing in and on the peripheries of rainforests.

Both the Latin names for this plant are in reference to the fertile, staghorn-like fronds: the genus name is Greek, with ‘platy’ meaning ‘flat’ and ‘ceras’ meaning ‘horn’. The specie name, ‘bifurcatum’ means bifurcated, or forked. 

Part of the Polypodiaceae family, where most of the 1,650 species are epiphytic, not terrestrial. 

Other common names include: Elkhorn Fern, Common Staghorn Fern.

STAGHORN FERN
Care Tips

Light | Growing halfway up trees, under the protective layer of a canopy, the Staghorn Fern requires filtered, bright light to survive, with no reliance on direct sunlight - though it can tolerate up to half an hour of non-intense sunshine. 

Water | Not dissimilar to most other fern species, the Staghorn Fern thrives in consistently damp (not waterlogged) soil.

Humidity | A Staghorn fern will never complain about high humidity, so placing it near other plants or a humidifier or on a pebble tray will help it thrive.

Temperature | Surprisingly, the Staghorn Fern is tolerant down to 5℃. However, for best growth, please keep them in temperatures of between 10-22℃.

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