Platycerium bifurcatum

Staghorn Ferns

Platycerium species are nicknamed Staghorn Ferns because their elongated, forked fronds look just like antlers. As the plant matures, it also grows shield fronds - round, plate-like leaves that form a protective layer around the roots.

Light: Bright, indirect light. Some direct sun okay.

Water: Water when soil or moss is mostly dry, usually every 7-10 days for indoor specimens.

Considerations: These plants absorb water through their leaves like air plants. Occasionally mist the fronds, and when watering use the sink or shower to get the whole plant wet—roots, leaves, everything!