Platycerium Bifurcatum - Staghorn fern in Kokodama hanging
Pot in cm: 15cm
Location: prefers warm place with diffused light. Grows best in bright, indirect light. Strong summer sun will damage its fronds.
Watering: Always keep the soil slightly damp
The Kokodama is a botanic beauty. Her coconut fibre bowl creates a cosy and sustainable home for trendy and unusual plants. Hanging from the ceiling, sitting on a table or standing on the floor, the Kokodama can find her natural habitat in any interior.
The Platycerium Bifurcatum also called Staghorn Fern is a separate fern with broad spreading out forked leaves.
The plant has sterile (infertile) and fertile (fertile) leaves. The sterile niche or mantle leaves are wide and round, stand upright and support the dependent fertile leaves. The green cloak leaves slowly rot away and form humus from which the roots get food. The fertile leaf is much longer and often deeply incised. In some species the gray-green leaves become more than a meter long.
To reduce evaporation and to absorb air moisture, the leaf is covered with a gray-white, felt-like layer. This felt layer must never or never be wiped!