Platycerium (Elk’s-Horn or Stag’s-Horn Fern)

These are among the most beautiful and distinct of all ferns. The fronds are forked, giving the plants a noble antler-like appearance, which with their epiphytal habit attracts immediate attention. All come from the tropics except Platycerium bifurcatum, which comes from Australia.

Platycerium bifurcatum (syn. P. alcicorne), the easiest to cultivate, makes a good house plant, and can exist for years on a branch of wood if sprayed frequently with soft water.

Platycerium bifurcatum – elkhorn fern

Platycerium bifurcatum – elkhorn fern (Photo credit: Nick Turland)

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25. January 2013 by admin
Categories: Ferns, Plants | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Platycerium (Elk’s-Horn or Stag’s-Horn Fern)

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