Plant Care Giant Staghorn Fern

Giant Staghorn Fern


Platycerium grande

How to care for Giant Staghorn Fern


How often to water your Giant Staghorn Fern

Water needs for Giant Staghorn Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Giant Staghorn Fern 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 Giant Staghorn Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Giant Staghorn Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Giant Staghorn Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Giant Staghorn Fern 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 Giant Staghorn Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Giant Staghorn Fern: 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 Giant Staghorn Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Giant Staghorn Fern

Giant Staghorn Fern

Giant Staghorn Fern

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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