Platycerum Bifurcatum (syn. P. Alcicorne) (Stag’s Horn Fern)

Platycerium bifurcatum – elkhorn fern

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

(Polypodiaceae) origin: Australia

Popular for its long antler-shaped leaves, which   contrast  well   with   the   rather severe lines of contemporary furniture and décor. An epiphytal plant that looks best hanging from a container or piece of bark on a wall. The leaves vary in length from 8 to 15 in. The fern also produces smooth round leaves that fold back to form a cup round the roots. An intermediate plant requiring warmth and a shaded position. When the leaves droop, stand the pot in water and soak the soil well. Do not water again until the leaves droop once more.

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10. February 2013 by admin
Categories: Houseplants, Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Platycerum Bifurcatum (syn. P. Alcicorne) (Stag’s Horn Fern)

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