Light: Bright, indirect light. Find the brightest spot you have, however avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Allow the soil to begin to dry out before watering. Due to the hard shield leaves covering the plant root ball, it is best to water from below rather directly onto the leaves. Dunk the plant in water for 10-15 minutes and ensure there is adequate drainage. Don’t leave the plant sitting in water continually.
Temperature: Normal household temperatures 16-24°C
Humidity: These ferns prefer higher humidity levels where possible. Use a pebble tray or water surround to increase humidity. Ideal plants for kitchens and bathrooms.
Feed: Liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally during the growing season.
Care Tip: The base of the plant is covered with round to heart shaped, hard shield leaves. These shield fronds turn brown with age. This is a natural part of the plant development process and not a sign your plant is dying, they should not be removed. The antler leaves develop spores (a brown fuzz), again this part of the natural life cycle of a Staghorn Fern and the spores should be left intact for a healthy plant.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 0.5-1m. Slow growing.
Origin: New Guinea and Australia.