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Platycerium bifurcatum
Platycerium bifurcatum
Platycerium bifurcatum

code: 2827-MTD

Platycerium bifurcatum

$35.00 In Stock: 4

The most widely grown of all the staghorns. A hardy species from the east coast of Australia up to New Guinea, it can withstand outdoor winter conditions in much of Florida and warmer areas of the south and west with brief dips to freezing. The flat shield or sterile fronds form a smooth, rounded mound on the surface of a tree or on a slab, from which the long, deeply incised or ‘finger-like’ fertile fronds emerge. The fertile fronds can be up to 3 feet long and the clump as a whole can reach truly giant proportions. In Florida massive clumps, suspended from chains around tree limbs, can be seen in many gardens. Easily grown on wood plaques, solid or slatted, in orchid baskets, on driftwood or nearly any substrate that is sturdy enough. Open shade is best but some direct sun is okay, water enough to keep moist but not wet. Let dry some between watering.

  • Size

    Mounted

    • Mounted
  • Mature size36" x 36"
Light Requirements
  • Indirect Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Part sun
  • Full sun
Water Requirements
  • Dry
  • Part Damp
  • Damp
  • Wet
Temperature Requirements
  • Cool
  • Intermediate
  • Warm
Blooming Seasons
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring
Fragrance
  • Fragrant
  • Not fragrant

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