Staghorn Ferns Gosh we love Platycerium bifurcatum, the staghorn fern! Flora Grubb Gardens staff garden designer Daniel Nolan created this simple, beautiful, low-maintenance vertical garden at his own home in San Francisco.
The Elkhorn fern, occurs naturally in New Guinea, and along the coasts of Queensland and New South Wales. It is cultivated in many countries, it has become naturalised (that is, it has spread into the wild) in Florida, and it has been listed as an environmentally invasive species in Hawaii. It belongs in the family Polypodiaceae, which has 10 genera and 26 species in Australia.