Platycerium are commonly called Staghorn or Elkhorn Fern due to their weirdly wonderful, unique, antler shaped leaves. They make fascinating specimen houseplants and look particularly effective as a hanging plant once the fronds get long enough to start trailing.
Enjoying a nice long soak! Water every 2-3 weeks by filling a sink or basin with 2 inches of water and sit the fern and grow pot in it for 10-20 mins.
The base of the plant is covered with round to heart shaped, hard shield leaves. These shield fronds turn brown with age. This is a natural part of the plant development process and not a sign your plant is dying, they should not be removed.
Leaf me alone! The antler leaves develop spores (a brown fuzz). This too is part of the natural life cycle of a Staghorn Fern and the spores should be left intact for a healthy plant.
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