Platycerium superbum (Staghorn Fern)

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Platycerium superbum (Staghorn Fern)

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Platycerium superbum, commonly called the Staghorn fern is a gorgeous epiphytic (grows on trees) fern native to the lowland rainforests of northern New South Wales and Queensland. This large and interesting plant has long antler-like green fronds that drape down and form a nest of green foliage with brown undersides. Staghorns are usually cultivated on wooden boards. 

Light requirement: Bright indirect sunlight and Medium indirect sunlight

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency: Staghorn ferns need lesser water than other ferns. Do not overwater. Keep the bracket fronds damp during the growing season and reduce watering during winter.

Soil: Well drained

Skill level: Intermediate

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

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Drought tolerance: Low

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Low

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally trouble free

Mature height: 1.5 m

Mature width: 1.5 m

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Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen


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