Staghorn - Plant

Platycerium bifurcatum 

A decorative indoor plant that can take a beating!

This very special staghorn (Platycerium bifurcatum) is back where it belongs in the popularity stakes! Give this shade lover a spot out of the sun and spray regularly with water. The staghorn grows naturally in tropical rainforests over the whole world where they grow very large. But for us in our living room it remains smaller, it can reach 80-100 cm across after a number of years.
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5-12 Working Days
£ 11.95

  • Free delivery
  • Planting
  • Supplied in a standard nursery pot. You can repot the plant into a larger planter using humus-rich potting compost. Or stand the pot as it is in an attractive planter. If you leave it in its growing pot, place it on a saucer. Water is allowed to remain temporarily in the saucer and only water again after it has evaporated or been absorbed. Keep the soil moist.
    Choose a warm place for your stag horn (Platycerium bifurcatum), light but sheltered from direct sunlight and preferably not below 15 degrees Celsius. The plant will require less water in cooler surroundings.
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  • Care
  • The stag horn (Platycerium bifurcatum) is a plant native to tropical forests and therefore does not like direct sunlight! This beautiful plant prefers moist air, do not let the soil dry out and water at least once a week - water on the potting soil not on the fronds as the leaves have a wax layer on the surface.  
    This plant does not like too strong a fertiliser, so we recommend halving the dosage suggested on the packaging of fertiliser for green plants.
    Water less in the winter, keeping the soil slightly drier. Wait until spring to resume watering and feeding.
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  • Specifics
  • Stag horn (Platycerium bifurcatum) is a variety that is found in all tropical forests of the world. In nature they grow on tree branches and rocks in a humid environment (epiphytic).There are two types of this plant, the more well-known one has antler-shaped leaves, the other type develops around its trunk or pot where it grows.
    The stag horn (Platycerium bifurcatum) is a member of the Polypodiaceae family (Polypodiaceae).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Platycerium bifurcatum 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green
    Light preference partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height30 - 45 cm
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