Staghorn Fern (platycerium veitchii Braam)
This is a slow growing fern, but end up being quite large and impressive once mature. Young ferns are started in a moist traditional potting mixture, but should be mounted once they progress towards maturity.Your staghorn fern will thrive if you mimic its natural, sub-tropical conditions as best as you can. The fronds which are shaped like antlers grow shield fronds at the base these will turn brown - dont remove these!
Likes: To be in a location that boasts consistent, shaded light. They can handle more sunlight if given enough water and humidity. Very happy in a bathroom or kitchen. Being given a frequent misting. To be mounted on a plaque once mature!!
Dislikes: Being over- watered.Theyneed frequent watering, but the base should be allowed to dry out in between water about once a week in warmer homes or during the summer months, and once every two to three weeks in cooler months.
14cm plant pot not included.