Platycerium Staghorn Fern

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11


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Medium Grower Pot $48.95 04/03

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Although it is both an air plant and a fern, the Platycerium Staghorn Fern (despite its name) does not really look like a member of the fern family. In its natural tropical environment, it grows on tree trunks and rocks where it absorbs moisture from the air and collects nutrients from leaves that fall from trees. The plant has two types of leaves or fronds one resembles antlers or horns hence the name of the plant. They grow mounted on a surface or in a basket and thrive in low/medium light and adequate moisture. Fertilizing is required once a month and it should be frequently watered, with the top layer of soil allowed to dry out in between waterings.

Plant Tips

The Staghorn Fern is unique because it is actually an air plant. It enjoys a high humidity environment and would benefit from occasional misting.

What’s Included

  • A healthy plant in its pot with soil
  • All the tips and tricks for plant care

Please Note: The pot shown in the pictures may be for inspiration purposes only and does not mean the plant will come with the pot pictured. All plants are shipped in a plastic grower pot unless otherwise stated/chosen.

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Plant Facts

Lighting Requirements

Your Staghorn Fern will thrive in a spot with low to bright indirect light

Watering Needs

High – Water weekly, keeping soil moderately. Do not allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Water more frequently when leaves begin to wilt/droop.


High – Enjoys a higher humidity environment, and would do well with occasional misting.

Temperature Preferences

Staghorn ferns are surprisingly cold-hardy, but for optimal growth, the temperature should not be allowed to drop below 50 degrees or above 100 degrees. Staghorn ferns can be placed outdoors when temperatures stay within this range.


Liquid food is best for staghorn fern feeding. It can be diluted to prevent burning and is easy to apply. Young plants may be fed monthly during warm months and every other month during the cool season. Once plants mature, they can thrive with just one or two annual feedings during the growing season.


Staghorn Fern is toxic to Cats and Dogs. If you are considering purchasing this plant and have furry friends place it in an area where they cannot reach.