Platycerium Bifurcatum Plant. Staghorns can be propagated by spores produced on the underside of the fertile fronds. With deep green flat leaves, the platycerium bifurcatum makes for a great looking houseplant that’s also quite easy to grow.
You can grow these plants in pots or show them off by mounting them to. Simple take small chunks of the platycerium plant that contains a portion of the root ball and a leaf. It is cultivated in many countries, it has become naturalised (that is, it has spread into the wild) in florida, and it has been listed as an environmentally invasive species in hawaii.
The staghorn fern is a beautiful plant with uniquely shaped fronds that looks like staghorn, hence the name.
It can even be grown on a slab of wood or bark. They really do look like a pair of mounted deer antlers. Staghorn ferns are a group of about 18 species of epiphytic ferns in the genus platycerium of the polypod family (polypodiaceae) native primarily to africa, australia and southeast asia, whose fronds supposedly resemble the forked antlers of male deer or elk.
Here are the best ferns you can grow for containers staghorn fern the staghorn fern ( platycerium genus) is a beautiful looking plant.
Willinckii are very closely related segregates (kreier & schneider 2006), which perhaps are better treated under a wide species concept of p. Platycerium bifurcatum staghorn fern the genus platycerium contains approx. Don't let it dry out and protect it from frost.
These plants typically grow on other plants.
Each plant i offer is hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. They are native to the tropical regions of south america, africa, south east asia, australia and new guinea. This plant loves high humidity, will thrive in shaded to.
You can take a mature platycerium and divide it into smaller, independent plants.
It is cultivated in many countries, it has become naturalised (that is, it has spread into the wild) in florida, and it has been listed as an environmentally invasive species in hawaii. Plants for sale are “staghorn fern” plants. Platycerium superbum plant sm staghorn fern rare ready to mount grows huge.
Platycerium bifurcatum is epiphytes, growing on the sides of trees or other plants in the wild, and will therefore thrive in similar conditions in your home.
Ad compare prices & read reviews. These oddly shaped ferns grow on trees and rocks and can be found in gardens, especially tropical gardens. Bifurcatum (hennipman & roos 1982).