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Platycerium elephantotis

Family Name: Polypodiaceae
Common Name: Staghorn Fern, Elephant Ear Staghorn Fern
Full Shade Lots of Water Ornamental Foliage ferns and allies Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Africa
Native Habitat Terrestrial

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water
Propagation Method Spore


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Image Repository



Master ID 33580
Species ID 7994
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Species record last updated on: 27 January 2021.