Staghorn Fern

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Scientific Name: Platycerium bifurcatum
Synonyms: Staghorn Fern, Rainforest fern, Antelope ears, Vegan antlers!

  • Eye-catching statement piece
  • Humidity lover: great for bathrooms
  • Can live for decades: heirloom for the next generation :)
  • Versatile planting options: pot, hang or wall-mount
  • Comes in various pot sizes
  • Plant Level: Easy

Our Staghorn Fern comes in a 13cm Nursery Pot.

If you are looking for an unusual statement plant to add to your collection, this Staghorn Fern could be for you! 

You can probably guess that the plants’ nickname comes from their antler shaped fronds. As a rainforest fern, Platycerium bifurcatum can be found happily growing from trees in its tropical native habitat in locations such as Australia and South America. It’s an epiphyte, which means it absorbs the moisture and nutrients it needs from the environment through these textured fronds.

This houseplant is easy going and slow-growing, which makes for effortless ownership. Watering is only required when the potting mix has almost completely dried out, and the most effective method is to dunk the pot in a bucket of water for a few minutes to properly soak it. It requires bright, filtered light and good amounts of humidity to properly thrive. Its ideal location could be hanging or wall-mounted in a warm bright bathroom.

A staghorn fern is an extremely versatile plant that can be displayed in a number of ways depending on your style; potted on a tabletop, hanging in a planter, suspended in a  kokedama (mossball) or wall-mounted onto a wooden plaque. Its sculptural form carries quite the impact so will be sure to catch people's attention! 

Note: Please be aware that whilst the plant is non-toxic and pet friendly, it’s best to keep out of reach of children and pets (hanging it would be a great way of doing this!)

Follow these instructions to keep your Staghorn Fern healthy and happy.

Water: Once the soil medium has completely dried out. The Stag will indicate underwatering through slight drooping of its foliage.
Light: Medium to Bright Indirect Light, your Stag will grow towards the light
Humidity: Medium to High Humidity is important, mist regularly
Fertilize: Every 2 weeks, once a month in Winter. Staghorn's like to eat Bananas! Google it, or send us an email for more details.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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