Plant Care Platycerium Alcicorne

Platycerium Alcicorne

Also known as

Staghorn Fern, Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern and antelope ears


Platycerium alcicorne

How to care for Platycerium Alcicorne


How often to water your Platycerium Alcicorne

Water needs for Platycerium Alcicorne
0.5 cups
every 9

Platycerium Alcicorne needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Platycerium Alcicorne

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Staghorn Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Platycerium Alcicorne: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Platycerium Alcicorne may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Platycerium Alcicorne

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Platycerium Alcicorne: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Platycerium Alcicorne after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Platycerium Alcicorne

Platycerium Alcicorne

Platycerium Alcicorne

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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