Phlebodium Aureum 'Blue star Fern'
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The Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium aureum) is a true gem among fern species, appreciated by plant enthusiasts for its unique blue-green foliage. This plant originates from tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America, Africa, and the Caribbean, where it grows as an epiphyte on other plants or trees rather than in soil. This gives it a distinctive appearance, often forming clumps or mats on tree bark, and making it an eye-catching addition to any indoor garden.
When grown indoors, the Blue Star Fern requires moderate to bright indirect light and moderate humidity. It's best to use well-draining potting soil that's kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. It's important to avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can cause the leaves to wilt and drop.
Ferns are particularly suited to interior styles that are natural, organic or bohemian in feel. Their delicate fronds and varied textures can help to soften the hard edges of a room, creating a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere. They also work well in spaces with a lot of natural light, such as conservatories or sunrooms, where their foliage can really shine.
To care for this plant, make sure to water it regularly and mist the leaves frequently to maintain its humidity needs. It's also essential to provide good air circulation around the plant and avoid placing it in a drafty location. Fertilise the plant once a month during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertiliser.
In terms of styling, the Blue Star Fern is a versatile plant that can work well in a range of settings. It's often used in terrariums or other enclosed plant displays, but it can also be grown in a hanging basket or on a mounted slab. Its unique texture and colour make it a great addition to any plant collection, and it's sure to attract attention from anyone who sees it.
If you're looking for a unique and stunning fern species to add to your indoor garden, the Blue Star Fern is definitely worth considering. Its striking appearance and easy care requirements make it a great choice for both experienced and novice plant enthusiasts alike.
Where should I put Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium aureum)?
The Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium aureum) prefers moderate to bright indirect light and moderate humidity. You can place it in a spot that receives filtered or indirect sunlight, such as near a north-facing window. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
You can also consider placing the Blue Star Fern in a bathroom or kitchen, as these rooms tend to have higher humidity levels. If your home is particularly dry, you can use a humidifier or place a tray of water near the plant to help maintain its humidity needs.
Overall, the Blue Star Fern can work well in a range of settings, from traditional to modern interiors. Its unique texture and blue-green color can add a touch of natural elegance to any space.
How much should I water it?
The Blue Star Fern likes to have consistently moist soil, but it should never be allowed to become waterlogged. Overwatering can cause root rot and other fungal diseases. Therefore, it is important to water the plant thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. It is also a good idea to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again. This will prevent overwatering and help maintain the proper moisture level in the soil.
The Blue Star Fern prefers a humid environment, so it benefits from occasional misting. You can mist the leaves with water or place a tray of water near the plant to increase humidity levels. Happy Houseplants’ Organic Tropical Plant Dew recreates the plant's natural environment and increases the humidity, and provides the nutrients the plants need to grow and thrive indoors.
The Blue Star Fern prefers temperatures between 15°C to 24°C. It should be kept away from cold drafts and sudden changes in temperature
Should I feed Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium aureum)?
The Blue Star Fern benefits from regular fertilisation during the growing season. Feed once a month in spring and summer with liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food? However, it is important to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and not over-fertilise, as this can cause damage to the plant.
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, unfortunately, it can be toxic to pets.
What size is it?
W17cm x H45cm
Our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot