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Elk Horn Fern on Shield
Platycerium bifurcatum - Elk Horn Fern
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122232

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
Foliage Colour — Green
Light Requirements — Part Shade, Shade
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Watering needs

Ensure adequate moisture at all times, heavy watering may be needed during periods of dryness.

Pruning Advice

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

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