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Staghorn Fern

 Staghorn Fern

 

Common Name(s)

Staghorn Fern

Latin Name

Platycerium bifurcatum

Care Level

Perfect For Beginners

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Light

Staghorn ferns like bright, indirect light but no direct sun.

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Water

If planted in soil, water when the top two inches are dry. If attached to bark then submerge the plant and bark into water for up to 20 minutes. The plant should be allowed to become drier in the winter months.

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Humidity

Staghorn Ferns like plenty of humidity, but never mist the leaves. Place a humidifier next to it if the air is too dry and the plant is not doing well.

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Temperature

A Staghorn Fern does well in temperatures between 18°-26°C)

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Fertiliser

Feed a Staghorn Fern monthly from March to October with a well-balanced fertiliser.

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Toxicity

A Staghorn Fern is non-poisonous plant.

The leaves on my plant are a little damaged, is this because of my water?

Yes chemicals in the water can definitely damage the fronds of ferns and many other houseplants.

Why are green fronds falling from my plant?

Green fronds tend to fall from the plant as a result of overwatering. Reduce watering to allow the plant to recover.

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