Platycerium bifurcatum

Common Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern

(1 customer review)

Platycerium bifurcatum, commonly known as Staghorn Fern, is an unusual and impressive evergreen fern with deep green forked fronds.

Although in its native rainforest environment it grows as an epiphytic fern, rooting itself to the crevices of trees, it nonetheless thrives planted terrestrially – making for an ideal indoor architectural fern for humid environments.

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Expert Tip

The lower heart shaped sterile fronds become hard when mature making watering from above tricky. For best results submerge the lower portion of the pot in water for 10 minutes and allow it to drain freely.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Platycerium bifurcatum needs a humid environment to thrive. Place in bright, indirect light in the kitchen or bathroom. Alternatively, with regular misting during the growing season, it will be happy anywhere away from central heating.

With an ultimate height and spread of 1 metre, and being slow growing, Platycerium bifurcatum is a relatively low maintenance indoor fern.

Our Platycerium bifurcatum are planted in pots with potting mix and can thrive permanently in these conditions.

1 customer review for Platycerium bifurcatum

I ordered 2 of the stag horn ferns and they arrived within 3 days and in great shape. They were decent size and cheaper than what I had seen elsewhere. There were even multiple plants in each pot.

Mona Steininger (verified owner)