common staghorn fern
P. bifurcatum is an evergreen, epiphytic fern with heart-shaped sterile fronds and grey-green, arching, fertile fronds to 90cm in length, forked into strap-shaped segments, bearing brown spore patches beneath the tips.
Cultivation: Under glass grow epiphytically in equal parts leaf mould, coarse peat, sphagnum moss, loam and charcoal in bright filtered light. When in growth water freely in high humidity and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter. Can be grown outdoors epiphytically
Platycerium bifurcatum Identification Sheet
- Java, New Guinea and southeastern Australia, in New South Wales, Queensland and on Lord Howe Island
- Common name(s)
- common staghorn fern
- Indoors, bright but indirect light
- Moist but well drained
- Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15°)
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