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Platycerium superbum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Platycerium superbum Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Epiphytic

Description:
A large native evergreen epiphytic fern with long antler-like green fronds that hang down and have brown undersides. Staghorn's are generally grown and purchased on a timber board. They can be mounted onto a rock or timber. Great as a feature in courtyards or mounted onto a large tree in your garden. Grows approx. 1m width.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Rockery, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Polypodiaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low
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