Platycerium bifurcatum - Staghorn Fern

Platycerium are commonly called Staghorn or Elkhorn Fern due to their weirdly wonderful, unique, antler shaped leaves. Your house guests will certaintly be intrigued by this fascinating plant!


They have a slightly waxy texture which must not be removed (it’s a protective coating) and at the base of the plant you will find flat round basal fronds, or shield fronds, which go brown with age - this is an integral part of the plant so should not be removed or damaged. 


Fancy a lovely pot to put this beauty in? Here is our collection of pots which fit 17cm to 23cm nursery pots.


Nursery pot size: 17cm

Height (approx.): 40cm


  • Natural environment: They are native to the tropical and temperate areas of Australia, South America, Africa, South East Asia and New Guinea.
  • Light: Requires bright, indirect light so keep on a window sill. Does not do well in lower light areas.
  • Watering: Allow soil to almost dry out. The leaves will droop when thirsty and the pot will feel very light. Due to the hard shield leaves covering the root ball, it is best to water from below. Dunk the nursery pot in a vessel of water for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Humidity: They like humid enviroments so bathrooms are ideal.
  • Temperature: They do well in average room temperature. Keep away from cold draughts.
  • Pets: Not troublesome to pets.


Note: All our plants are unique, the plant you receive might not be identical to the one photographed but we're sure you're going to love it either way!


*Price is for plant in nursery pot only, does not include decorative pot.

Platycerium bifurcatum - Staghorn Fern


We can only deliver to Isle of Man addresses. Any orders placed for delivery off island will be cancelled and refunded.

We offer local doorstep deliveries island wide.​

Worried about not being in? No need, we're happy to leave your plant in a safe place. In the shed, under the red bin, with a neighbour, wherever suits you! Just leave us a note at the checkout.

We make deliveries every Wednesday and Saturday, your preferred day can be selected in the drop-down menu at the checkout. If neither of these work for you, get in touch and we'll see if can arrange something. Likewise, if you would like a plant to be delivered as a gift on a day other than Wednesday or Saturday, please get in touch and we'll see what we can do!