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|
|Common Name:||Elkhorn Fern|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 1 metre|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.