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Stag Horn Fern
Platycerium bifurcatum


Coarse textured fronds which are forked or divided at the tips; soft scales cover the foliage giving a silver cast.

Plant Form or Habit: curved

Plant Use: hanging basket

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: n/a

Blooming Period:

Height: 2 feet

Width: same

Foliage Texture: coarse

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Frequently these are attached to a board; plunge the roots or slab in water for 5-10 minutes about twice a week; spores form on the back of the leaves; do not wipe off silver scales on the foliage.


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