Platycerium superbum


Stag Fern or Staghorn

Epiphytic. Can be grown on wood or bark slabs; or on trunks of trees.

Has a green sheath of infertile fronds covering the roots and broader lobed fertile fronds.



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Needs protection from frost (some won’t tolerate temperatures below 150C).
In cool climates, keep dry over winter


Easily propagated by division. Seed germinates readily, but can be slow and sometimes difficult to keep growing.


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Plant Health

Generally there are few pests, though sometimes moths, mealy bugs, beetles or lacewings can be a problem.

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A native of Qld and Northern NSW in Australia.

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