Platycerium bifurcatum ‘Netherlands’ – Elkhorn Fern

A selected form of elkhorn fern which grows well in pots, forming an interesting and sculptural growth habit. It does well indoors, as well as for sheltered spots outdoors. It can be grown in hanging baskets, or tied to a backplate, or onto trees. Feed once a month with half strength liquid fertiliser, and keep moist but not wet. It loves leaf litter collecting behind it, and banana peels can also be added to boost the organic matter. Frost tender.

Scientific Name:Platycerium bifurcatum
Family:Polypodiaceae
Common Name:Elkhorn Fern
Plant Type:Fern
Height:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.2 ~ 1 metre
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Indoor, Container growing
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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