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About Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern

The Staghorn Fern, scientifically known as Platycerium bifurcatum, stands out in the plant world with its unique, antler-like fronds. Thriving in a symbiotic relationship with trees in its native habitat, this epiphytic plant makes a stunning piece of living art when mounted on wood or hung in a basket. Beyond its visual appeal, the Staghorn Fern acts as a natural air purifier, making it a stylish and functional addition to any indoor space. Its low-maintenance nature makes it suitable for plant enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to seasoned collectors.

Care Instructions

Lighting

Staghorn Ferns prefer bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can burn the fronds, while too little light can hinder growth. A spot near a window with filtered light is ideal.

Watering

Water by soaking or misting when the mounting medium is dry, usually about once a week. Ensure it has time to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent root rot.

Temperature and Humidity

Staghorn Ferns enjoy warm and humid conditions, ideally between 60°F and 80°F. They thrive with high humidity, so consider placing them in a kitchen or bathroom if possible, or use a humidifier.

Feeding

Feed your Staghorn Fern monthly during the growing season with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter months.