20 - 30cm Superbum Staghorn Fern Platycerium Superbum 12cm Pot House Plant

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Platycerium superbum, also known as the Superb Staghorn Fern, is a unique fern that is native to Australia. Here are some care tips for this plant:

  1. Light: Platycerium superbum prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much sun can damage its leaves.

  2. Water: Water the plant when the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch. Platycerium superbum likes to be evenly moist but not waterlogged, so make sure not to overwater. Water less frequently in the winter.

  3. Humidity: Platycerium superbum likes high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves with water, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water near the plant.

  4. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for this plant is between 60-75°F (15-24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but not below 50°F (10°C).

  5. Soil: Platycerium superbum prefers a well-draining potting mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark.

  6. Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. In the winter, fertilize less frequently.

  7. Mounting: Platycerium superbum is an epiphytic plant, which means it likes to grow on other surfaces, such as tree bark or a wooden board. You can mount the plant by attaching it to a piece of wood or cork bark with wire or string.

  8. Pruning: Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any yellowing or damaged leaves.

  9. Propagation: Platycerium superbum can be propagated by spores. Spores are small, dust-like particles that are produced on the underside of the fronds. You can collect the spores and sow them in a mixture of peat moss and perlite.

  10. Pests and Diseases: Platycerium superbum is relatively pest-free, but watch out for mealybugs and scale insects. Overwatering can cause root rot.

Platycerium superbum is a unique and beautiful plant that can add a touch of tropical elegance to any room. With the right care, it can be a long-lasting and rewarding addition to your plant collection.

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    • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

    • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

    • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

    • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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