Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum
This species has bluish-gray fronds that are deeply lobed and quite irregular in shape. When the plant is young, the new growth fronds are uneven in size and shape, and they grow from the base of the plant in a random pattern. As the plant matures, it develops medium and large fronds with a more uniform and consistent structure. If you look at them closely, this fern’s fronds are covered in tiny hairlike structures. Like other ferns, this species has few pests beyond the occasional outbreak of spider mites.
Blue Star Ferns enjoy weekly watering sessions, keeping their soil moist but not wet. They also like to keep their leaves dry, so water from the sides and without getting her leaves wet. Allow the top 4cm of her soil to dry out between waterings during Autumn and Winter.
It will appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create by placing it close to other plants or on a pebble tray partly filled with water. They thrive in steamy kitchens and bathrooms.
Ferns are among the most diverse and beautiful plant groups on the planet. There are hundreds of different species. We often think of ferns as being shade-lovers, and while many are, there are also many others that thrive in full sun. In addition to growing ferns in an outdoor garden, several warm-climate species of ferns also can be grown indoors as houseplants.
- Requires afternoon shade, prefers filtered sunlight.
- Requires shade or bright filtered light with no direct sunlight.
- Low wind tolerant.
- Requires frost free site or indoors.
- Grows to a height of 60 centimetres (approx).
- Manages an indoor situation.
- Requires adequate moisture.
- Excellent specimen for covered courtyard.
- Happy with life in a pot
- Prefers a warm temperature.