Platycerium hillii is a unique and fantastic looking species, with its Wide and Short Fertile Fronds which are rounded and having no indentations . The Shield Fronds of this species.
This species can be found growing , living and surviving within the warm tropical moist regions of New Guinea and primarily calls this area its natural living habitat, But can be found living in Australia but not to often.
The Shield Fronds of this species can become quite large and lie completely flat and tight against its root mass and host plant. The species has very small craters throughout its Shield Fronds and the fronds are a light green color and does not last a full season.
Another factor, Which makes this species unique. Is the look and shape of its Fertile Fronds . Nature has given Platycerium hilliiFertile Fronds like no other Platycerium fern and this makes these Fertile Fronds so unique, In their own right. The species Fertile Fronds are thin next to the growing bud, But begin an upward and outward travel ending with very wide fingers at the tips . Positioned on the under side of each finger is a Spore Patch and these spores are released a little at a time from spore patch to spore patch.