PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE
PRINCE

[Platycerium Willinki; Staghorn Fern] PRINCE

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Prince is magnificent and graceful as a stag, with leaves shaped like an antelope’s horns. He makes a wonderful home decor piece in a shaded corner of the patio or indoors. Staghorn ferns are epiphytic (can live without soil), and can be mounted on wooden plaques. They are easy to care for and thrive in warm humid conditions. A must-have for an outdoor shower. 
Comes in a 15cm plastic grow pot. 

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Caring for Prince

Light

Medium to bright indirect light

Water & humidity

Staghorns don’t need as much water as you’d think and prefer to dry out slightly between watering. Soak for 15-20 minutes in a bath of water 1-2 per week. He will benefit from regular spritzing or being placed near a humidifier.

Feeding

Staghorns love potassium. Sprinkle a high potassium fertiliser in the centre of the fern every few months., or you can feed them banana skins

Re-potting

Hmmm, now we don't think that's necessary. Although Staghorns can also grow in pots, and are often propagated in planters of well-draining light potting soil, like orchid mix.

Atrium Top Tip

Don't remove brown, flat leaves at the base of the plant—these are essential.

Quirky plant fact

The Staghorn has a thin layer of felt-like hairs on its leaves which absorb moisture. If these get rubbed off the leaf will turn brown. Staghorns have two types of fronds. The foliar fronds are also called fertile fronds, and they are erect or pendant. On the underside of the plant are the brownish reproductive structures, called sporangia which produce the spores.