Phlebodium Blue Star (Blue Star Fern)
With fronds that hang like green streamers, Phlebodium Blue Star (the Blue Star Fern) is a low-maintenance indoor plant that’s easy to keep. With its origins in the rainforests of South America, this moisture-loving fern will thrive in a humid kitchen or bathroom.
Phlebodium even appreciates an occasional luke-warm shower to clear gathered dust from its leaves. If you’re planning to group a few houseplants as a decorative feature, you’ll find that the Blue Star Fern’s mass of blue-tinged leaves will form an attractive backdrop.
Phlebodium Blue Star appreciates just enough water to keep the compost moist. Hold-back on the watering through the winter months.
Pet / Child
A harmless houseplant which is dog, cat and child friendly.
Temperature / Humidity
Ferns love humidity, so regular misting and a moist pebble tray are recommended for dry environments. Avoid placing Phlebodium in a room where temperatures may drop below 10°C (50°F).
Can be repotted with a good quality houseplant compost. A little added gravel will help to improve drainage.
Light / Position
This fern will tolerate a wide range of light conditions but dislikes direct sunlight and dark corners.
Like all green leafed plants, this fern converts household Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into pure Oxygen.
Growth / Spread
A mature, healthy Blue Star Fern will reach a maximum height of 1m (39in). Though the leaves will become quite dense they remain relatively compact.
Wild Phlebodium Blue Star Ferns can be found in the rainforests of South America.