Staghorn Fern Platycerum hillii Tropical Plants

Staghorn Fern Platycerum hillii Tropical Plants

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 Staghorn Fern Platycerium hillii 
This listing is for Platycerum hilli which is native to Queensland Australia. The basal or shield fronds are generally round or kidney shaped and light green in color. These will dry and form the ball or base of the plant. The fertile ferns are a dark green grey on top and whitish underside. The plant you will receive is similar to plants in the photo.
Large size determined more by basal leaf being around 5 - 6", fertile leaves about 8 - 10". Medium size determined by basal leaf being around 4", fertile leaves about 6- 8".

Staghorn Ferns are epiphtyes found from Southeast Asia, Australia, South America to Africa. They grow on tree trunks and branches so do well mounted on boards, placed in wire or wood slat baskets or hung just with rope to form ball.  (AKA Elkhorn Fern ) Plants have two distinct leaves, a basal and a foliar or fertile frond. The basal are round overlapping layers that hold plant onto a surface. Basal leaves grow out tight on top of prior leaf that make up what becomes ball like structure forming and growing ball. Leaves will turn brown and next new green leaf will grow and cover the older one. The fertile leaves either erect or pendant, grow upward out from ball and hang down giving appearance of antlers. These leaves will produce sporangia the fern's spores on the underside. The fertile leaves, antlers, at some point will yellow and fall off as new leaves grow.

See my other listing for staghorn platycerium bifurcatum 
 If plant you are looking for not found, please message me as to availability. Mad Happenings likely has or can acquire.

Vandas and other Orchids when possible, will be sent in spike. While most often blooms arrive fine I cannot guarantee flowers do to handing during shipping.
When shipped USPS Priority Mail up to $50 is covered, if you purchase is of greater value and you want package insured, please contact me.
I am not responsible for plants or items lost, damaged or destroyed during shipping (including freezing or drying from cold or heat) by the post office or left outdoors after delivery.
If item is returned by P.O. or other carrier as unable to deliver you will need to pay new shipping to have item resent.

Cold weather warning!!! If you are or will be in next two weeks having below freezing temperatures consider not placing order or be aware the shipping may result in Cold Damage or plant death.  Purchase HEAT Pack from Mad Happenings Store to be included when temp is in the 30s. temperature below 25 is too cold to ship even with Heat Pack. Even with Heat Pack the package can not be left outside after delivery. 
Plants shipped during cold weather without heat packs that suffer damage or die will not be replaced.
Hot weather warning!!!, if you are or will be having temperatures above 90 degrees it may place plants at risk of Heat Damage which I am not responsible for and will NOT refund or replace if damaged. Consider delaying order. Early morning deliveries much better than deliveries later in the day where package sits in delivery truck for hours in the heat. Steps to take to lessen weather related risk; Do not let package remain outside after delivery. Have held at Post Office for you to pick up.

If you have a particular planned use such as for resale, gift, craft work, terrariums, or other ideals please message me with any questions to make sure plants are suitable for this use.

Please review listing information and know what you are ordering. When selling more than one plant photos are similar to plant you will receive. First photo is often of flowering or mature plant, additional pics. are representative of plants you will receive as described in written listing info. Items shipped are as described and unless you receive the wrong item not as described or pictured should not be a reason to request refund. No refunds for changed mind, size, does not fit planned use, not what I expected. Must contact within one day of receiving with concern if you believe return or refund is warranted or other issue such as item missing.

If you do have an issue after receiving plants please contact me to see what we can work out before giving negative feedback.
 I will work with you to accommodate reasonable request and resolve issues.

I am a Fl. Dept. of Agriculture Certified Grower since 2008, plants are inspected. My handling time ( 5 or 10 business days ) allows for shipping most items at beginning of week, weather conditions, the pulling plants from stock including offsite greenhouse which I visit usually only once a week. Plants are prepared for shipping which includes for most a day of hydrating followed by a day to allow plants to dry. Plants like Tillandsia and Vanda orchids need to be completely dry prior to boxing. Shipping damp in a warm dark place increases chance for fungus to develop. Recommend you always do preventative treatment on any plant shipped and then water thoroughly to rehydrate. See care information from Mad Happenings and contact as soon as any concerns appear, waiting to see how plant does will not help.

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