The shields of Platycerium ellisii are thin and have a wax shine to them. Most of the time the shields are brown and create a round clasping shape around the bud and roots. I was told by a friend in Madagascar that this species was hard to find and after a long hunt was found growing in Mangrove forests. When well grown it produces lots of pups and makes a nice specimine.
Warm to Intermediate;60°F min. to 90°F max.
Moist; 1-2 waterings per week Dont let moss get hard dry. Likes more water the most.
Bright or (indirect light)
30-10-10 at 1/4 strength every 2 weeks.
I prefer growing them in a an environment that has lots of humidity and giving it lots of water. When they are happy and established they will put out pups quite frequently. Not that hard to grow but needs more care then others.