Platycerium species /Staghorn Fern

Platycerium species  / Platycerium species
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Scientific Name: Platycerium species
Common Name: Staghorn Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: There are 18 species of Platycerium. They have two kinds of fronds one is large, green antler shaped fronds which are forked and spreading, upright or pendulous; and the other is usually brown, rounded or kidney shaped fronds which are overlapped like scales. These round fronds form a "nest" around the base of the plant. They are used in hanging baskets and on wooden slabs and hung on structures.