Staghorn Fern

The Vegan Trophy plant

Staghorns or Platycerium are tropical plants, and in their native habitat they thrive as epiphytes, i.e, plants that derive moisture and nutrients from the air and rain.

The staghorn is noticeably different from other plants, and even other ferns, due to its distinct anatomical make-up. It doesn’t have flowers and seeds, typical components of plant reproduction, but instead releases microscopic spores resembling brown fuzz into the air which become new plants, similar to the way fungi and moss reproduce. The precious spores are stored in the fern’s fronds (shield), which are often mistaken for leaves.

Care and Maintenance

Like all other ferns, stags love high humidity so keep the soil slightly moist but don't drown the plant. Bathroom window is usually a great spot for this plant. Keep this plant away from direct sun in a nice bright spot. 

What's included

- Plant
- Plant care and repotting instruction cards
- 6" hand-painted terracotta pot & saucer (if ordered)
- Dehydrated soil wafer is included with pot


This plant is safe for pets.