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Staghorn Fern
Scientific Name: Platycerium bifurcatum C. Chr.
Synonym:
Family: Polypodiaceae
Staghorn Fern (Platycerium  bifurcatum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 15-17,19-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 23F (-5C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Australia and New Guinea

Growth Habits: Fern, fronds can be several feel long

Watering Needs: Give water when the soil is dry

Propagation: Offsets


This fern is epiphyte in the wild (it grows on tree). The fertile fronds are upright, forked and green. The sterile ones are used for storage and turn brown as the fern ages. (they are green on the picture).

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