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Common staghorn fern

Platycerium bifurcatum

Common stag's horn fern, Australian elk's horn fern, Elkhorn fern, Antelope ears

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This epiphytic fern has evergreen fronds and are either heart-shaped (if sterile) or branched (if fertile) resembling a stag's horns. The plant should have mostly fertile fronds, which are grey-green and arching, whilst the sterile fronds will turn brown as they age.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia Polynesia Austr.

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Polypodiaceae
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from scale insects.

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