Platycerium bifurcatum - Elk Horn. C15


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The elk horn is a plant of spectacular interior for the form of its sheet, of easy maintenance and lasting.

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Platycerium or Elk Horn is an indoor plant that belongs to the family of the polipodiaceas.
It is a variety of hanging fern.
Elk Horn has two types of blades, horizontal and the wide which are which hang vertically that can reach a meter in length.
This houseplant needs high humidity, in growing season, to water it should not be of wet sheets because they damage.
An option for irrigation would be putting it in water a half an hour and then drain.
Its leaves have a whitish layer, that does not remove that is a protective coating.
During the spring and summer should be paid weekly.
It is usually planted in baskets of coconut, or in pots transparent with  moss and peat.
May be attacked by spider mites or bugs, but with a insecticide suitable disappear.

Name Platycerium bifurcatum - Elk Horn
Origen Australia
Height 90-180 cm
Color Green and yellow leaves
Flowering None
Location Half sun
Irrigation Moderated
Applications Pot
Others It prefers high temperatures
Sales format Pot of 15 cms diameter
Note Al tratarse de planta viva y dependiendo de la temporada, la planta puede ser recibida, en algunos casos, no exactamente igual que en la fotografía, aunque sí lo más parecida posible. Sin que ello repercuta en la calidad de la misma.