Staghorn ferns (Platycerium spp.), also known as the elkhorn fern and antelope ears, have an out-of-this world appearance while being one of the easiest ferns to care for with. The plants have two types of leaves, one of which resembles the horns of a large herbivore.
The plants grow outdoors in warm season locations and indoors elsewhere. Mounted or in a basket. Though they’re commonly seen growing on a piece of wood, like a hunk of bark, driftwood or a tree branch. These plants prefer to grow this way because it allows for maximum air circulation which is something they love.
Best of all, this plant is completely pet-safe!
Growing staghorn ferns is easy. If they get medium, or even low light and moderate moisture, they will thrive. As a general rule of thumb, watering a Staghorn Fern every 7-10 days is the way to go. In the winter, water less. If you mount your feen is growing on wood, take it to the sink & run water over it & let it all drain out. These ferns absorb water through their leaf fronds & shield fronds as well as their roots so you want to make sure to wet all parts. The other thing you can do is turn it face down & soak it for 10 minutes or so.
Head’s up: The shield fronds (the dried mass that forms and leaf fronds eventually emerge from) is important to the plant! Don’t remove any any of them even though you might be tempted to by their “dead looking” appearance. They anchor & protect the plant.
Comes in a white, custom-made 6" planter with drainage. 3D printed inhouse with sustainable, plant based materials.
Photograph above represents plants in the nursery. Appearance of delivered plant may vary depending on season.
There are certain risks associated with shipping live plants. While we take all precautions to make sure the plants arrive in good conditions, some transit shock is normal. To alleviate this shock, water your plant lightly upon arrival and wait at least 1 full week before transplanting it to a new container. In the event that the plant is severely damaged during transit, please contact us within 48 hours with a description of the condition of your plant upon arrival and a picture, and we will gladly mail a replacement.
*** WINTER SHIPMENTS: Buyers shipping to destinations with temperatures under 40F must also purchase a heat pack. ***