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Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern


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  • Staghorn Fern, scientifically named Platycerium, is a remarkable fern cherished for its distinctive fronds and growth pattern. It hails from tropical and subtropical regions in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. This fern is a member of the Polypodiaceae family and it has a unique anatomy and ancient heritage, unlike most houseplants. It's fascinating to note that there are approximately 12,000 fern species globally, making ferns among the Earth's oldest known plants.

    Staghorn Fern has two types of fronds - sterile and fertile fronds. The sterile fronds are flat, shield-shaped, and resemble the antlers of a stag or deer, which is how they got their common name. These fronds are usually green and grow outward to capture sunlight and rainwater. Fertile fronds, on the other hand, are brown and appear as tufts or masses near the center of the plant. They produce spores and help with reproduction.

    Staghorn Fern is epiphytic, which means it attaches itself to trees or other surfaces but does not harm their hosts. When grown as houseplants, this fern can either be planted in a pot or suspended in hanging baskets. Its striking appearance fits in a variety of display options.

    Staghorn Fern is easy-care, pet-friendly, tolerant of low-light conditions and perfect for beginners. It is also among the most effective air-purifying houseplants.

  • While it does best in bright, indirect light, Staghorn can tolerate lower light conditions. This makes this plant suitable for rooms with limited natural sunlight or spaces that receive filtered or diffused light.

    Water your Staghorn fern thoroughly by submerging it in a basin of water or by pouring water over the root ball. Let the water drain out completely. Water when the top few inches of the mounting material or potting mix feels dry.

    Staghorn Fern doesn’t grow in traditional potting soil. Instead, it thrives in an epiphytic mix, which is typically a combination of sphagnum moss, orchid bark, and a small amount of potting soil or well-rotted compost.

    Maintain a room temperature between 60-75°F. Avoid exposing the fern to temperatures below 50°F. This fern loves humid environments (humidity level of 50% or higher).

    Fertilize approximately every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the dormant season (fall and winter) when the fern's growth slows down. Apply fertilizer to the shield fronds, not the antler fronds.

    This plant is non-toxic.

  • USDA Zone 9-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)


    * Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked

    * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.

    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging:

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.