Plant Care Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

About Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Ridley's Staghorn Fern is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Ridley's Staghorn Fern likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Platycerium ridleyi
Platycerium
Polypodiaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Water

How often to water your Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Water needs for Ridley's Staghorn Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Ridley's Staghorn Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.

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 Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Ridley's Staghorn Fern in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Ridley's Staghorn Fern in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Ridley's Staghorn Fern in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Ridley's Staghorn Fern in Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 22.3% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 22.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Ridley's Staghorn Fern in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Ridley's Staghorn Fern in your home

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

Ridley's 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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ridley's Staghorn Fern

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

When to repot Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Ridley's Staghorn Fern in Oakland, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Ridley's Staghorn Fern

Ridley's Staghorn Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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