Platycerium andinum (the name referring to the Andes mountains) is the only Platycerium in the Americas and lives as an under story epiphyte in tropical dry forests of Peru and Bolivia at elevations from 300 m (1,000 ft) to 150 m (500 feet). It’s common name is American Staghorn.
Since Platycerium andinum lives under the canopy, it can not take full sunlight, but it does well in bright light. Over watering is the main cause of problems with this species. When in doubt, treat it like Platycerium superbum, another species native to tropical dry forests.