Elkhorn Fern “Netherlands”


Size – Medium; Mounted on board; Height – 50cm-90cm;


Common Name:  Elkhorn fern or common staghorn fern;
Botanical/Scientific Name: Platycerium bifurcatum

Plant Structure: Epiphytic ferns, which means they grow on the branches of tree canopies or on fallen logs.

Size: Growing to 90 cm (35 in) tall by 80 cm (31 in) broad, it has heart-shaped sterile fronds 12–45 cm (5–18 in) long, and arching grey-green fertile fronds which are forked and strap-shaped, and grow up to 90 cm (35 in) long.

Misc Extra: Will get very large over time. Ensure they are attached to something strong as they will get very heavy as they grow. Thrive in moist rain forest like situations.

Planting ideas and uses:  ornamental plant for gardens in sheltered locations, patio, and houseplant;

Wikipedia Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platycerium