Platycerium bifurcatum - Staghorn Fern
Staghorn Ferns are one of the most unusual fern varieties. It's often grown on a piece of wood and hung on a wall, where its fronds grow out and look dramatically like antlers. Because it is usually grown in a wad of sphagnum moss, water staghorn ferns by soaking them. The fronds on these plants are of two distinct types-there are sterile fronds at the base and spore-bearing fertile fronds above.
- Light: Low light – This plant needs very little natural light and can be placed almost anywhere.
- Water: Very Thirsty - This plant is very thirsty and needs to be checked on 2-3 times per week and watered when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch.
- Tips: This plant likes humidity. Avoid watering right into the center of the plant as this can encourage mold growth and rot.