The Platycerium Bifurcatum also called Deer Horn Fern is a separate fern with broad fanning out forked leaves.
The plant has sterile (infertile) and fertile (fertile) leaves. The sterile niche or mantle leaves are wide and round, stand upright and support the dependent fertile leaves. The green cloak leaves slowly rot away and form humus from which the roots get food. The fertile leaf is much longer and often deeply incised. In some species the gray-green leaves become more than a meter long.
To reduce evaporation and to absorb air moisture, the leaf is covered with a gray-white, felt-like layer. This felt layer must never or never be wiped! Not suitable for overly zealous people.
The stag horn or platycerium was already a popular houseplant in the 1960s and 70s. As with so many things, he has been out of fashion for a while. Fortunately, he is back where he should be. A place in the living room or office. Vintage to modern and sleek, De Hertshoorn or platycerium fits everywhere. He does ask for the right care, so not ideal for someone who has absolutely no green fingers.
Always keep the soil slightly damp, but avoid a layer of water in the pot.
The Platycerium Bifurcatum is the love in the semi-shade, but avoid direct sunlight.
If you want to put this beautiful hanging basket in a planter, take a planter with a minimum diameter of 40 to 45 cm.
De Hertshoorn or platycerium is one of the kokodama series.