Platycerium Veitchii / elkhorn fern on the cork oak
Platycerium veitchii, commonly known as the Silver Elkhorn Fern or the Silver Staghorn Fern, is an enchanting species of fern belonging to the Polypodiaceae family. Originating from the lush landscapes of Queensland, Australia, this fern boasts distinctive silver-gray fronds that resemble the majestic antlers of a stag. Its unique appearance adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any indoor or outdoor garden space.
This fern thrives in humid, subtropical climates and is particularly well-suited to shaded areas with dappled sunlight. Its striking foliage, featuring intricate patterns and textures, makes it a captivating focal point in any botanical display. The Silver Elkhorn Fern is prized by plant enthusiasts for its resilience and low maintenance requirements, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.
Whether adorning a living room wall or adding charm to a shaded garden corner, Platycerium veitchii is sure to delight with its timeless beauty and graceful presence.
Platycerium Veitchii - tied to a piece of wood in a moss-fern substrate nest; from my own plant collection and propagation - division from my mother plant, grown from small plant; grown in the winter garden in the winter and between 04-10. always outdoors in a shady location on a tree, 100% organic slow grown plant, very elegant, dark green leaves - similar to deer antlers; not overfertilised therefore robust & top healthy (100% organic quality before quantity!); not hardy, easy to care for, light to half shade, 1-2-3x a week showering the leaves does the plant a lot of good. Enjoy your new Platycerium Veitchii!