Item description : One beautiful subadult specimen of Platycerium ridleyi in a 10cm pot, the plant is approximately 12cm in diameter. You receive a plant similar to the pictured one (it’s unnecessary to ask me for a specific plant from the pictures as they only serve as exemple and are not the exact same plants that are for sale, they are all of top quality and I select only the best to be shipped). The second picture is my motherplant (not for sale)
All the Platycerium I offer were grown by myself from spores or offsets in France, unless stated otherwise. These plants are much easier and healthier than the ones offered imported directly from SE Asia that often go into shock because they were in a very different climate
Habitat and Description : Epiphytic fern from SE Asia and very south after ny collectors. It grows at low altitude on well exposed tree branches. It seems that the shield of this species house ants in a symbiotic relationship.
Care : Easy to grow but prefers acidic water, if your water is too alkaline it’s better to bath your plant in rainwater or distilled water. Contrary to popular belief, this species is not very difficult to cultivate. These for sale grow at 22-28°C and 50-60% humidity. It’s likely that this difficult reputation is due to import specimen and wild harvested ones.
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Cold hardiness : Purely tropical species.