Platycerium wandae – Queen Staghorn

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This striking staghorn is one of the largest of its kind, capable of growing over 6 feet across. Rarely seen in cultivation, this fern’s frilly fronds make a fantastic addition to any collection.

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Description

Among the largest of the Platycerium (staghorn ferns). This plant features massive, upright, and shield-like upper fronds and thinner, more antler-esque lower fronds. Notable to this species are distinct frills surrounding the central bud.

Origin: New Guinea

Mature Size: 6′-8′ in height and spread.

Minimum temperature: 40° F, but prefers 60° F or higher

Water requirements: Average

Light requirements: Light shade