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PlantFiles: Cabbage Fern, Elephant Ear Fern
Platycerium elephantotis

Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Platycerium (plat-ee-SIR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: elephantotis (el-eh-fun-TOH-tis) (Info)

Synonym:Platycerium angolense

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Mar 29, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Slow growing very tropical Staghorn fern from west Africa on the equator... very cold sensitive and very needy of humidity.

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