Platycerium bifurcatum (staghorn fern)

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Commonly known as a Staghorn Fern, the leaves grow into funky antler shapes. The Platycerium requires bright but indirect light and regular watering.

Please note the planter is not included.


Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Ferns like moisture so make sure the soil does not dry out fully between watering. Regular misting will also ensure this plant remains happy.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems / low growth rate / loss of some leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust. 
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible. 
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth). 


New Guinea and Australia.


No known toxic effects to cats, dogs, other pets or humans reported.