Item description : One beautiful specimen of Platycerium stemaria var. laurentii in a 10cm pot. 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)
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 : P. stemaria comes from the African continent and is related to P. elephantotis. It’s a medium size Platycerium that is fairly easy to maintain. The laurentii variety has more divided fertile fronds on adult plants.
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.
Cold hardiness : Purely tropical species.