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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Platycerium coronarium - Common Staghorn Fern

Scientific name: Platycerium coronarium

Common names: 
Common Staghorn Fern, Crown Staghorn, Elkhorn Fern, Disc Stag's Horn Fern, Stag's Horn Fern

Vernacular names: Paku Langsuyar, Semun Bidadari, Rumah Langsuyar

Family: Polypodiaceae

Origin: Southeast Asia
Category: Epiphytic fern
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

Staghorn ferns grow from a rhizome. It has 2 types of leaves; one which is erect and forms a bowl clasping the tree trunk while another set of leaves resemble the antlers of a stag. 

How to grow : 
Partial shade, moderate watering. It can be grown indoors and requires occasional misting. Propagation is by spores or plantlets which may arise on old roots. 

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Yay! You like flowers too.

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