Staghorn Fern (30cm)

Platycerium superbum

You can be inventive where you grow your staghorns they are an impressive feature plant

The staghorn is one of the most prominent and stunning features of our native rainforest. They are epiphytic and adorn the treetops with their spectacular foliage, they can also be lithophytic which means growing on rocks. Each fern consists of two types of frond, the nest fronds are infertile and grow around the host tree holding the fern firmly in place as well as providing it with a nest at the top to catch falling leaves which rot down and feed the plant. The fertile fronds are the dramatic antler shaped fronds that produce the spore, these hang down from the center of the fern. It is important to give your fern a bright spot in filtered sunlight, they do not like dense shade but will appreciate some humidity. Protect from drying winds and do not over water your fern. Feed with a liquid fertilizer during the warmer months.


Specifications of Staghorn Fern (30cm)

Preferred Climate Subtropical, TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

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Staghorn Fern (30cm) Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 8months ago

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

You can use a coir liner & attach it to the board as a starter cup to hold a bit more media & simulate a big tree fork. Mine are happy in a mix of orchid bark, bark fines, chunky coconut husk chips & chunky pine bark mulch from my landscape supplies

Patricia Lo Cascio
3y ago

albert park/melbourne, vic., Australia

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

these ferns grow well attached to a tree trunk by stockings/tights which don't cut into the fern. They love a feed of seaweed liquid and banana skins

Cheryl Pericic.
6y ago

Rushworth., VIC, Australia, Australia

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

Staghorn fern I soak banana skins chop up for a week in a bucket. Then I strain the liquid and feed to the stagferns.

★★★★★ 7y ago

Ashmore, 4214, Australia

Because it is very interesting.

Susan Barchard
13y ago

Cleveland, OH

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

I was told by a woman who owns an Orchid Business (selling Orchids to Florists) that Staghorns do well in Orchid Mulch (Bark chunks used to grow Orchids) as a growth medium. I purchased some from her and mine has been a happy plant ever since

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