Plant Care Platycerium Alcicorne
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Platycerium Alcicorne

Also known as

Staghorn Fern, Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern and antelope ears

Taxonomy

Platycerium alcicorne
Platycerium
Polypodiaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Platycerium Alcicorne

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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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Nutrients

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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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