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Platycerium coronarium, Stag's horn fern, Staghorn

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 Platycerium coronarium
Family: Polypodiaceae
Stag's horn fern, Staghorn
Origin: SE Asia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Showy, tropical looking epiphyte that can be grown on a tree or in a large hanging basket. Long, pendulous, much bifurcated fertile fronds produce spores on special cup shaped appendages. Basal fronds form a crown shaped basket. It is able to grow high in the trees of the rainforest, often grows in large masses. Needs bright indirect light. New divisions should be misted daily to keep the humidity levels high. Once they are established, the ferns are fairly drought tolerant and should be watered at least twice a week during the growing season. During the winter rest period, water only enough to keep the fronds from wilting. Too much water in winter causes spotting of the fronds.

SIMILAR SPECIES: Platycerium bifurcatum has fertile leaves forked up to 5x (vs. forked to 7x), and sporangia on terminal tapering lobes (vs. on rounded or kidney-shaped lobes). P. coronarium and P. bifurcatum which look alike when young.


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 Platycerium coronarium, Stag's horn fern, Staghorn

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Platycerium coronarium, Stag's horn fern, Staghorn

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Platycerium coronarium, Stag's horn fern, Staghorn

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Platycerium coronarium, Stag's horn fern, Staghorn

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John Allen
Morrow, Ohio, USA
USDA Zone:5
7 Aug 2017
None of the pictures you show under P. Coronarium are valid. 3 appear to be Bifurcatum, but the middle one is definitely not Coronarium either. That photo is a P. Grande, because the fertile fronds have 2 hands with spore patches on each and pendent fingers on each side of the patches. This is more clearly seen on www.platycerium.co.za if you look up P. Grande.
Ray Koke
Redondo Beach, CA
USDA Zone:14
21 Aug 2006
The Plant being offered as Platycerium coronarium is correctly described in the description write up as being only one of two Platycerium species having oppossed sporangial, kidney-shaped lobes. P. ridlyi is the other. Of the 18 agreed upon species of Platycerium, P.coronarium, the Disk staghorn is not even closely related to P. bifurcatum,the common staghorn, the plant you are actually being sold. P. coronarium is native to Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Phillipines. P. bifurcatum, on the other hand, is native to eastern Australia. One of the photos in the description by Top Tropicals is P. Coranarium; the other three are not. P. coronarium has the crown of basal fronds forming a "crown" and foliage fronds that are long and pendant.

Please refer toFern Grower's Manual, BarbaraJoe Hoshizaki and Robbin C. Moran. Or any edition of Exotica.


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