Platycerium is a fern plant from the Polypodiaceae family with a rather eccentric appearance. Even though this greenie is not as popular as some other houseplants, it's one of the best choices for a complete novice and would be an original and beautiful addition to anyone's home.
Elkhorn is native to the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea. The plant is 2-3 feet (60-93 cm) in height. Like all ferns, it does not flower. Platycerium's stem is short and wide, resembling the top of a bottle. It also boasts lush foliage. In fact, this green beauty got its name because of its leaves' signature branched shape.