Platycerium quadridichotomum is another difficult species from Madagascar. These plants experience a lengthy dry season, during which the shields are crispy and brown, and the fertile fronds roll tightly, and also appear dead. When the rains come, the plant resumes growth, and can be lush, and emerald green.
The nicest Platycerium quadridichotomum I have grown were well watered all year-not given a dry dormancy. Very challenging.
The two photos below are of a Platycerium quadridichotomum in a 4" clay orchid pot.
Below are two views of the plant above, a year older. The photo on the right shows a typical spore arrangement for Platycerium quadridichotomum.
The shields on this plant have long fingers, but many shields are more or less entire.
Although not a showy platycerium, a well grown Platycerium quadridichotomum can be an interesting, attractive fern.