Indoor Fern with blue-green Fronds
|Botanical Name:||Phlebodium Blue Star, Phlebodium Auream Blue Star|
|Common Name:||Blue Star Fern|
|Light:||Low to bright indirect light|
|Watering:||Loves high humidity and frequent watering|
|Feeding:||Use a liquid houseplant fertiliser monthly in the growing season|
|Humidity:||Misting regularly recommended|
Diameter: 50-60 cm
Plant ID: 11463 4view this plant size >
Phlebodium Blue Star is an evergreen architectural indoor fern originating from the South American rainforests. It loves humidity and damp soil so a steamy bathroom is a perfect spot.
Tropical South American ferns are epiphytes which means they live on other plants rather than soil. The most typical place for a Blue Star Fern to flourish is high up amongst the branches of huge rainforest trees. Tucked away in tree pockets ferns can grow to over a metre in length but they tend to stay around 30 cms in our homes. Growing beneath a leafy canopy means they only need dappled light and direct sunlight will damage the fronds so be sure to keep them away from strong sunlight.
Blue Star is an architectural indoor fern with light blue-green fronds. The wavy fronds have some structural strength to them so they grow upwards and outwards in a cheerful hap-hazard manner creating a shapely plant that brings instant tropical impact.
Its native rainforest roots make Blue Star Fern a humidity lover. The best place for it is a steamy room, so the bathroom is ideal but if that’s a no-go then mist it every other day to recreate some of those humid rainforest conditions.
Getting the watering regime right can be tricky. The soil shouldn’t be soggy, but it should stay damp. Once you’ve mastered it Blue Star Fern is a low-maintenance air-purifying houseplant with structural exotic oomph.
How To Water and Feed Phlebodium Blue Star
Check Phlebodium Blue Star’s soil every few days and when the top is just beginning to dry out soak it in a sink of water and allow the roots to drain freely. The soil should be damp but not soggy – soggy soil will rot the roots of any indoor fern.
Feed it once a month in the growing season with a weak dilution of houseplant fertiliser and spray the fronds every few days to increase humidity and wash away dust build-up.
How Much Light Does A Phlebodium Blue Star Need?
Blue Star Fern needs bright indirect light to shady conditions that mimic rainforest dappled light. Direct sunlight will dry out and damage the ferns.
Where To Put Phlebodium Blue Star
A steamy bathroom or kitchen is ideal, but an indoor fern will grow in any room of the house if you mist it every other day, avoid radiators and place it out of bright direct sunlight.
It’s an air purifier so it benefits bedrooms and work desks. Its unusual colour means it stands out in a fern collection or as an exotic specimen plant in the living room. Blue Star Fern is an unusual fern and a real beauty that brightens your home wherever you choose to put it.