Plant Profile

Platycerium horn’s surprise

(plat-ih-SEER-ee-um )

Horn’s Surprise

Subfamily Platycerioideae

Genus Platycerium

“Horn’s Surprise hybrid is a cross of P. alcicorne and P. madagascariense. Named for Jerry Horn, a nurseryman in Florida and was one of the first experts on platyceriums. Because of the light green color, it is thought to be hybridized from an African form of P. alcicorne.” – Halling