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skellyshelly

Organic gardening, chickens, honeybees, and working on my backyard permaculture in subtropical growing zone 10a in southwest Florida.

Platycerium bifucatum

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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skellyshelly

Three years ago when I bought this guy he only had one leaf.

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skellyshelly

#staghorn #fern #tropical

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aes239

I think mine is dying 😢 Any advice you can give me?

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skellyshelly

@aes239 Chop up some banana peels and crush some egg shells and add it to the fern. Is it getting enough (or too much) water? Is it getting too much sun? Both of those influence how well it grows.

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skellyshelly

@aes239 Amanda, are you in southwest Florida (239)? I am.

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aes239

I'm actually in PA, but we have it as an indoor plant. My mom gave it as a gift... She said her family used to have a gigantic one in the living room & it was "so easy to care for" (but didn't give any specific instructions)! The color is a much paler green than it was originally & the tips of the leaves are becoming wrinkled-looking... I've tried different levels of light & water, & even moved it into the greenhouse for now, in case regular room temperatures weren't warm enough! We already use

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aes239

banana peels & eggshells on our outdoor plants, so I'll definitely give that a try 😀 Thank you for the advice... I don't know of anyone else who has one, so I really appreciate the info 😊!

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skellyshelly

@aes239 The other thing you can do is try it in your bathroom. Some plants, especially orchids, like the warmer temperature and the higher humidity. Staghorn fern is kind of similar to an orchid.

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aes239

Okay, I will try that too 😊 Thanks again!

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