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Platycerium Bifurcantum Staghorn Fern kokedama

Platycerium Bifurcantum Staghorn Fern kokodama as a kokedama

Origin: Australia

Light: Staghorns fern grows best in bright, indirect light. Strong summer sun will damage its fronds.

Water: Water thoroughly, allowing medium to dry out between waterings. Water potted plants from below for 15 minutes. For mounted ferns, plunge the root portion into room-temperature water for 15 minutes, then drip-dry.

Humidity: Prefers moist air. Dry indoor air will cause brown tips.

Temperature: Average room temperatures 60-75°F/16-24°C

Soil: Sphagnum moss or medium specially made for epiphytes such as bromeliad or orchid mix.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly in summer with a balanced foliar fertilizer or add fertilizer to water and plunge the rootball portion into the water for several minutes.

Propagation: Staghorns produce a large number of offsets -- called pups -- that can be carefully removed and mounted separately. These ferns can also be propagated from spores that grow on the tips of the lobed fronds, however the spores are slow and difficult to propagate and is not practical.