- Whimsical Blue-Green Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 24 Inches
- Pet Safe
Phlebodium aureum, or Blue Star Fern, is native to the tropical rainforests of South America. It has elongated, blue-green fronds that curl and turn in delightful ways. When the plant is young, the new fronds are irregular in size and shape, but as it matures, the leaf structure becomes more consistent. Blue Star Fern is fairly undemanding and adds unique structure, texture, and color to your indoor houseplant collection.
Best Locations For Growing Fern 'Blue Star'
Blue Star Fern enjoys high humidity and warm temperatures, so place it in an environment like a bathroom or kitchen with extra moisture in the air. Setting it near an east or west-facing window is ideal, away from any cold drafts.
Fern 'Blue Star' Sunlight Requirements
Provide a location where Blue Star Fern will receive medium dappled light; avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which can scorch the fronds. Often when we think of ferns, we assume shade loving, but this variety enjoys bright indirect light.
Fern 'Blue Star' Care
Because of its twisty-turny growth habit, Blue Star Fern should be turned occasionally to help promote full, even growth.
Watering Fern 'Blue Star'
Water Blue Star using room-temperature water, and keep the soil evenly moist at all times, but not soggy. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely. Instead of watering on a schedule, only water when the plant needs it. This fern enjoys regular misting or a position next to a humidifier.
Feeding Fern 'Blue Star'
Blue Star Fern doesn’t need continual fertilization, but you can use a well-balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer occasionally; apply this during the spring and summer months.
Blue Star Fern Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 24 inches|
|Mature Spread: 4-20 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green|
|Foliage Description: Blue-Green|
|Temperature: 54° - 78°F (12° - 26°C)|
|Humidity: 75% Or Above|
|Common Name: Blue Star Fern|
|Other Name(s): Golden Polypody, Golden Serpent Fern, Cabbage Palm Fern, Gold-Foot Fern|
|Scientific Name: Phlebodium aureum|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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