Platycerium are commonly called Staghorn or Elkhorn Fern due to their weirdly wonderful, unique, antler shaped leaves. They make fascinating specimen houseplants and look particularly dramatic as a hanging plant once the fronds get long enough to start trailing.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Find the brightest spot you have, however avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Allow the soil to begin to dry out before watering. Due to the hard shield leaves covering the plant root ball, it is best to water from below rather directly onto the leaves. Dunk the plant in water for 10-15 minutes (less in winter) and ensure there is adequate drainage. Don’t leave the plant sitting in water continually.
Feed: Liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally during the growing season.
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