Platycerium sp - Staghorn Fern
Platycerium species are nicknamed Staghorn Ferns (or Elkhorn Ferns) for good reason – their elongated, forked fronds look just like antlers. As it matures, your staghorn fern will also grow shield fronds - round, plate-like leaves that eventually dry to form a protective layer around the roots of the plant. Staghorn ferns are epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants or trees), making them a popular choice for mounting. Whether you decide to mount your fern or grow it terrestrially in a pot, Platycerium species makes an excellent houseplants that thrive in small spaces.
• Light: Place in bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Staghorn ferns like high humidity and grow best in warm temperatures; mist the foliage regularly. As epiphytes, they also are good candidates for mounting. Pet friendly! More information on our Staghorn Fern Care Guide!
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Staghorn fern that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Planters sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality. We choose from our assortment of Staghorn Fern varieties, including Platycerium bifucatum, Platycerium veitchii and Platycerium 'Netherlands'; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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I ordered this “all the way from Oregon” to replace a staghorn fern of similar size. It was also growing in a pot and not mounted, for which I don’t have a place. The previous one was quite old and died during the winter. I knew a Pistils plant would be top quality, and it is. I am very happy with it!
It’s is beautiful! I could not imagine it being any better than it is. The Soil/ leaves Is all very well cared for I can see the one on one touch Thank you!!
Such a cute little fern, so excited to watch this baby grow! Came very well packaged, thank goodness because the box was a little squished on the side. No soil loss and looks very healthy… very pleased