Botanical name: Platycerium Veitchii Silver

Common name:  Staghorn Fern, Silver Elkhorn Fern

 

Height: 8" - 10" inches

 

OWNER STATUS 

Look! I grew a thing! (Novice)

 

DESCRIPTION

Foliage:  As the name suggests, the leaves resemble antlers and are often grown mounted on a piece of wood or in a basket. They have an almost velvet texture to their leaves/fronds. They will develop brown leaves called “shield fronds” which help protect the roots. While they may not look as if they belong, put down the shears and don’t remove them! A very unique and architectural shape to the leaves makes the Staghorn a conversation piece.   

Size: Slow growers, especially in a home environment. They can get quite large in their natural habitat. Like quite large. Like, I’m going to take over this tree, large. 

 

CARE

Light: Bright, indirect light works best. Will tolerate some direct light as it matures (2-3 hours a day). While lower light is not ideal, it will still do fairly well. 

Water: Maintain moderate moisture for these ferns. Allow to dry out between watering -- do not overwater. They grow naturally in rainforests and well in a humid environment. A light misting every other day (especially in the winter months is encouraged) be sure to mist the underside of their leaves/fronds as well. 

Soil: In their natural habitat they grow on other plants or trees. If growing on a piece of wood, use sheet moss as its medium. If in a pot, a good succulent and cactus mix is best. They also need good air circulation.

 

TOXICITY

Humans:  Safe and non-toxic

Pets: Non-toxic

Staghorn Fern - Silver 8"

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  • This Staghorn Fern - Silver comes in a 8" plastic growers pot.

    *All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.

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