The Platycerium bifurcatum is native to the tropical regions of Asia, Australia, Africa and South America. There they grow as epiphytes on the bark of trees.
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The diameter of our plants is the diameter of the nursery pot. We recommend a decorative pot with a diameter that’s larger.
Plants are natural products and therefore almost certainly differ from product photos. These characteristics make plants extra special and unique. Plants are not exactly the same size as shown.
Toxic to pets
The leaves of the Platycerium bifurcatum grow in two types. Staghorn shaped leaves, which grow upwards from the inner leaves. Besides these, the Platycerium bifurcatum has leaves on the bottom of the plant, which will rot after a while. This sounds strange, but these rotting leaves actually provide nutrients for the plant. So don't worry about the rotting leaves of the Platycerium bifurcatum!
The partial shade is the ideal location for the Platycerium bifurcatum. They certainly don't like direct sunlight.
|With or without pot?||Without decorative pot|
|Height in cm||55 cm|
|Pot size Ø||21 cm|
|Botanical name||Platycerium bifurcatum|
|Nicknames||Staghorn fern, Elkhorn fern|
|Attributes||Air-purifying, Easy to care for, Green, Hanging, Small|
|Location||Indirect sunlight, Shade|
|Watering||Requires water once a week|
|Best location||Medium light to partial shade. Can't withstand full sun|
|Plant nutrition||It is best if you add plant nutrition once every month during the summer|
|Repotting||After purchase, repotting is not necessary. The plant should then be repotted preferably every 2 years|