Platycerium bifurcatum growing epiphytes fern leaf plant of the genus Platycerium also known as Elkhorn fern or Staghorn fern, Platycerium bifurcatum 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 bifurcatum leaves

Leaves color green 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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Requirements for Platycerium bifurcatum 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:
Vulnerable

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 as houseplant?
Yes

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

Scientific name:

Platycerium bifurcatum

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