Platycerium superbum (Staghorn) an evergreen fern, which are found in rainforests. They are an epiphyte/lithophyte by nature, which means that they grow high up in the trees and on rock faces. With maturity, Staghorns will grow upto 100cm in diameter, they usually have fertile fronds appear at the front that can pendulate to 200cm long. Sizes vary with age.
Water every second day in warmer months, and when needed in cooler months. Feed during growth. Staghorns and Elkhorns can tolerate wind, but frosts will kill them. Keep in 50% – 75% shade (e.g. morning sun). Provide protection from snails and slugs. Staghorns need to be re-mounted when they get too big for their backing board. Elkhorns can be divided into smaller elks when they get too big. Avoid re-mounting in very hot and cold weather.
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