Staghorn Fern Collection

Annette Shrader visits a plantsman that has a collection of staghorn ferns that include both ‘antler’ frond and shield frond varieties. This impressive collection of epiphytes represent native regions around the globe. This discussion encompasses plant culture, growth habit, propagation, and recommended care.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Platycerium veitchii
Platycerium lemoinei
Platycerium vassei
Platycerium (Staghorn ferns)
Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn fern)

Gardener Extras

  1. Most staghorn ferns available in nurseries are cold tolerant to 30 degrees °F.
  2. The most common species in cultivation is Platycerium bifurcatum due to their ease of care.

Annette Shrader

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