The Staghorn Fern is an epiphyte plant which means the fern does not grow directly in soil instead, the fern gets its needed nutrients to survive from attaching itself to trees. Most indoor Staghorn Ferns are grown on wooden boards, wire baskets, or essentially any other method that provides adequate drainage and mimics their natural growing environment. These plants are perfect for bathrooms and kitchens as they love humidity.
Grow Pot Size: 4" and 6”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 7-14" depending on grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Medium
The Staghorn Fern is an epiphyte plant which means the fern does not grow directly in soil instead, the fern gets its needed nutrients to survive from attaching itself to trees.
Staghorn Fern Care Tips
Binomial Name: Platycerium bifurcatum
Care Level: Medium
Light: Bright indirect or filtered light
Water: Allow top 2” to dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Staghorn Fern Story
Where is it from?
The Staghorn Fern is native to the tropical areas of Australia, South America, Africa, South East Asia, and New Guinea.
Who is the Staghorn Fern?
The large fronds resemble horns! They can grow quite large and in incredibly unique shapes.
Good For You!
Sleep? This plant is a great bedroom plant, creating a calm and soothing environment.
Breath? Ferns are great air-purifiers! Think of the forest or rainforest floor and trees. So fresh!
Is the Staghorn Fern the right plant for me?
Although this fern isn’t the easier to care for, it certainly makes a statement. Ensure you are providing it with adequate light and moisture. Since it is an epiphytic plant, they naturally grow on trees and other plants. Can you say resilient?!
Pet Friendly: Yes, this fern is pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: This fern looks great in living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms for that added humidity, kitchens, and they make great office plants.