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STAGHORN FERN (30CM)

Platycerium superbumBotanical Name: Platycerium superbum
Description

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.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Tropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

 

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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 | Susan Barchard - Cleveland, OH 13-Nov-2008

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. | Cheryl Pericic. - Rushworth., VIC 22-Feb-2015
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Staghorn Fern (30cm) (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1079 days 6hrs

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Planted: 2014

Height 6 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Organic Status:Organic


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