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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
All year, outside the topic spring
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites
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
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade (mostly shade) / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: