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Platycerium bifurcatum | Pacific Nurseries

Platycerium bifurcatum

Common Name | Staghorn Fern
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Fern
Platycerium bifurcatum is a species of unusual fern native to Java, New Guinea, and Australia. As a bracket epiphyte, this plant is often seen in and near rainforests. They usually grow on other plants or trees and not in the ground. As a result, mature Staghorn Ferns need to be hung on a vertical wall to preform the best. Growing to 35″ tall by 31″ wide, these beauties feature, dramatic heart-shaped sterile fronds and arching grey-green fertile fronds which are forked and strap-shaped. These great-looking fronds grow up to 35″ long. Bifurcatum Platycerium requires well-draining soil that is moist but not overly wet. These ferns do not do well with direct sunlight and avoid planting them in locations with high wind. In many of the cool regions of the Bay Area, we have seen Platycerium bifurcatum perform very well. As a new specimen to our plant offerings, we are very enthusiastic about this recent addition.

Platycerium bifurcatum

Attributes + Requirements

Evergreen
Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Attracts Pollinators
Growth | 2-3′ High
Growth | 2-3′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | NA
Moderate Water
Partial Shade, Full Shade
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Well-Drained
Special Features = Deer Tolerant | Low Maintenance | Showy | Award Winner
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Platycerium bifurcatum
Sizes Grown | 1 gal

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