Staghorn Fern | Platycerium Bifurcatum | Exotic Plant


Staghorn fern, Elkhorn fern – Exotic Plant

Please choose bare-root or 4″ pot size. These have a soft velvety texture on their leaves.

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Weight 1 lbs
Pot Type

4" Nursery Pot, Bare-Root, 6" Nursery Pot

Sun Requirement

Bright Indirect

Soil type







60-70°, 70-80°



Staghorn Fern is native to Southeast Asia and Australia. This fern has two types of fronds; the sterile basal fronds are heart-shaped and become brown as they mature, and the fertile or foliar fronds are antler-shaped fronds, which are the most decorative parts of the plant. You can plant them in a hanging basket or mount them to a board.

Staghorn ferns are epiphytic plants, which means they grow on the tree in their natural habitat. This plant thrives in partial shades and high-humidity environments. Frequent watering is an essential component of this plant.

Fertilizing them during their growing season from spring to summer using water-soluble fertilizer will help them grow healthy. You can propagate them via spore or division. You can grow them in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-12.


Native to Java and southeastern Australia, the Birds Nest ‘Staghorn’ fern has a fuzzy texture to the leaves that can get very large if taken care of. The name bifurcatum means forked, referring to the leaves that split and resemble stag or elk horns. It can grow up to 31-35 in tall and wide, and care is easy as long as they’re provided with low to medium light and moderate moisture like most ferns.

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  1. Beautiful, healthy plants! Planting them today.

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  3. Plants were healthy and arrived very quickly.

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  4. I ❤️ my white pines and I planted them right way.
    It was a very fast delivery, and I would definitely recommend buying them for someone else 🙂👍

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  5. Great plant and customer service

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  6. Eastern White Pine saplings arrived today. Very healthy, bare roots and packaged safely. Much better quality than many online nurseries. We have them soaking in cold water and a couple aspirin before planting in outdoor pots tomorrow. After a couple years in the pots we’ll transfer them into the ground. We are at the bottom of planting zone 8 and in limestone laden Texas hill country soil. We are going to try these in well amended acidic soil and fingers cross they will grow into wonderful additions to the arbor diversification we are trying to create in our phase 2 forest regrowth.

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  7. Arrived in great shape, packed well. Met my expectations.

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  8. Trees are healthy and roots were moist upon arrival. These trees matched the description given and exceeded my expectations.

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  9. May I suggest cardboard boxes with ventilation ? Horsetail plants are very hardy and beautiful plants… but, I have to be honest- these plants took a tremendous amount of abuse! They were shipped in a slightly padded envelope… where they were at the mercy of USPS for over a week. When delivered, instead of USPS walking over to my porch and ringing the bell, USPS left them inside of my black metal mailbox during 90 + degree weather in August… where they baked in the metal box for SIX HOURS before I happened to log into my e-mail account and receive a delivery message ! Some of the stems were yellow and I had to throw them into the trash. The plants that made it through the torment… are actually very decent in appearance, especially in light of what they endured before I took them out of the packaging.

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  10. They look so beautiful and healthy and fresh ! They were obviously prepared for shipping with the utmost TLC. 🙂

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  • Vendor: Jessica Scallions
  • Address: Manistee, MI 49660
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