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Elk Horn Fern
Platycerium bifurcatum - Elk Horn Fern
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This magnificent looking fern has large and broad, shield-shaped fronds that look like Elk horns. Plantlets grow at the bottom of the shield, resulting in large clumps that you can divide in spring. An Australian native fern that, despite its daunting shape is relatively easy to grow. Best displayed attached to trees or timber backing. Grows best in cool, moist and shady conditions.

Growth Width — 2m
Growth Height — 2m
Frost Sensitive
Light Requirements — Shade
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Watering needs

Keep soil moist but not wet at all times. Good humidity levels will help keep your plant healthy, so mist regularly with a water sprayer.

Pruning Advice

Remove spent fronds with clean, sharp secateurs to keep the plant tidy and prevent dead leaves from draining energy from the plant.