How to grow Platycerium alcicorne

Platycerium alcicorne grow and care – epiphytes fern leaf plant of the genus Platycerium also known as Staghorn fern, Platycerium alcicorne perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Platycerium alcicorne leaves

Leaves color green grayish with brown in staghorn deer shape, there are two kinds of leaves, leaves that looks like horns, in the middle its cover leaves kind of round shield that cover the base of the leaves and protect the base of the plants.

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How to grow Platycerium alcicorne growing and care:

Humidity, moist, more than 3C, rainwater

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Spores/ Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (easier)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year, outside the topic spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old and dead leaves

Size of the plant?
0.4-1.6 m, 16-64 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade (mostly shade) / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Scientific name:

Platycerium alcicorne

How to grow Platycerium alcicorne

Platycerium alcicorne leaves

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Platycerium alcicorne

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