• Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.8m

Platycerium bifurcatum

common staghorn fern

RHS award of garden merit
12cm pot | 35cm tall £12.99
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: bright indirect light
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 35cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    In its natural environment, this unusual (epiphytic) fern would usually be found attached to the branches or stem of a tree, but these ones have been potted up into hanging baskets so they can easily be displayed in the home. The combination of their flattened sterile fronds and gently arching, elkhorn-like fertile fronds is both dramatic and elegant - and will help to bring a tropical feel to the display.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Ideally suited to a humid environment, these plants should be kept well watered in summer, and misted with water on a regular basis - particularly in winter when the central heating is turned on. Maintain temperatures above 10°C in winter and repot when necessary using a freely draining mix of equal parts leaf mould, sphagnum moss, charcoal and loam.
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