Staghorn Fern

Staghorn ferns (Platycerium spp.) are unique and visually striking epiphytic ferns native to tropical and subtropical regions. They are named for their fronds that resemble the antlers of a stag. Staghorn ferns have two types of fronds: basal fronds and foliar fronds. The basal fronds are rounded, shield-like, and help anchor the plant to its growing surface. The foliar fronds are the larger, antler-like leaves that can grow quite large and are the main source of photosynthesis.

These ferns are often found growing on tree trunks and branches in their natural habitats, but they can also be mounted on wood or grown in hanging baskets indoors. Their distinctive appearance makes them a popular choice for decorative houseplants and outdoor plants in suitable climates.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Staghorn Fern

Latin Name (Plants only)

Platycerium Bifurcatum


Water staghorn ferns regularly but allow the growing medium to dry out slightly between waterings.


Staghorn ferns prefer high humidity. Aim for humidity levels between 50-75%. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing the plant on a tray filled with water and pebbles. Avoid placing it near drafts or vents that may dry out the air.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed


These plants prefer temperatures between 15-27°C. Avoid exposing them to temperatures below 10°C or sudden temperature fluctuations.

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect light. They thrive in filtered light conditions similar to those under a tree canopy. Avoid direct sunlight.

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