Plant ID forum: Staghorn Fern - help with ID

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Name: Justine M.
Barrie Ont, (Zone 5a)
Justine66
Jun 8, 2017 7:59 PM CST
Hey everyone I'm super new to the forum, and I joined because I have a question that's been driving me nuts.. I recently purchased a staghorn Fern and I wanna know what species it is, I have done a ton of research on them and have seen that the most common type sold as house plants is Platycerium Bifurcatum but of all of the photos I've seen mine looks absolutely nothing like those ones..

If someone could please help me figure out just which species mine is it would make my day!

Justine xx
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Jun 8, 2017 8:15 PM CST
If you have a pic of your plant, it will be easier to id. Staghorns can be completely different of the same species. Sometimes it depends on growing conditions such as light exposure, moisture, whether they are grown in soil or on a piece of treefern.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 8, 2017 8:15 PM CST
Ah-oh! You forgot the photo on this one. Sighing!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2017 8:25 PM CST
Hi Justine, Welcome!

Yes, if you can upload a photo I'm sure someone will be able to give you an ID. Meanwhile, we have a few Staghorns (Platycerium) here in our database with photo's for comparison: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Name: Justine M.
Barrie Ont, (Zone 5a)
Justine66
Jun 9, 2017 9:52 AM CST
So sorry guys! Forgot my photo on this one.. here ya go!


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Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
Dahlias Region: Pacific Northwest Cut Flowers Keeper of Poultry Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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islander
Jun 9, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Is there a reason you don't believe your plant to be Platycerium bifurcatum? It shows a nice new mature leaf instead of all immature leaves as is typical. Nicely mounted specimen.
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Name: Justine M.
Barrie Ont, (Zone 5a)
Justine66
Jun 9, 2017 11:03 AM CST
To be honest I just thought it didn't look much like any of the photos I had seen on the bifurcatum's.. they all seemed to have long thin dark green leaves that came out at different points, and mines doesn't seem to do that.. like I said though I have no previous experience with this type of plant or many house plants at all, I'm just getting my "green thumb" lol I could be totally wrong though and it could be a bifurcatum,

Thanks for the complement he's quickly becoming one of my favourite plants in my home 😊

And any indoor growing tips for these ferns would be extremely appreciated, as I've read everything I can find online and there really isn't much on these beauties...

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