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Common Name: Common Staghorn Fern

Species Name: Platycerium bifurcatum

Family Name: Polypodiaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Southeast Asia
Sun Preference Shade
Susceptibility None serious, requires high humidity



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 6-foot diameter, 4-foot height
    • Leaves: Sterile fronds sessile, erect, rounded, entire, wavy or shallowly lobed



USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 10
Notes Fertile fronds pendent, forked leathery; most commonly used as a specimen plant; can be used as a conversation piece


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