Monday, June 15, 2009

This cultivar has wide short divided fertile fronds with a shallow center recess.

I've been successful growing this platycerium cultivar in the Huntington Beach, CA. climate - our winters are mild. This staghorn fern can take temperatures from 40 to 90 degrees and are kept outside year long. This cultivar prefers morning light or a dappled light all day with a mild breeze.

The mounting medium is AAA New Zealand Sphagnum Moss and then the fern is attached to redwood boards with 40lb monofilament fishing line, garden tape or other strapping material. When fertilizing - I use either Miracle-Gro or Superthrive every 3rd or 4th watering.

These particular ferns are from a sire that was originally owned by Tony Barrett - have had my sire since June 2006.

There is one that is currently available for sale. If interested please e-mail me at