The Crown Jewel of Your Indoor Garden!

Ever dreamed of having a touch of the exotic in your living room? Meet the Platycerium bifurcatum, also known as the Common Staghorn Fern or Elkhorn Fern. This unique plant is sure to turn heads and spark conversations!

Platycerium bifurcatum

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Platycerium bifurcatum

The Platycerium bifurcatum is a tree-clinging, spore-bearing plant that can grow up to 2-3 feet in both height and width. Its vivid leaves are a stunning mix of pewter and jade, adding a pop of color to any space. And the best part? This fern doesn't produce any flowers or fruits, making it a low-maintenance addition to your indoor garden.

Did you know that the Platycerium bifurcatum is also known as the 'Elkhorn fern' because its leaves resemble the antlers of an elk? Talk about a conversation starter!

Also known as

Common staghorn fern
Elkhorn fern

Our design recommendations

The Elkhorn fern is a perfect focal point in any indoor garden. Its unique shape and color make it a standout piece, and it's also an excellent choice for hanging pots or tubs. It's not just a plant, it's a statement! This fern is a versatile addition to your home. It can be placed in hanging pots, tubs, or even used as an interior plant. It's also a great choice for those hard-to-decorate corners of your home!