Phlebodium Aureum Blue Star 12cm

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Product Description

Phlebodium aureum, commonly known as blue star fern, is an interesting looking fern with elongated fronds and a pleasant green-blue color. Its ability to tolerate lower-light conditions and relatively easy care make it a great choice for beginning and more experienced fern lovers alike! Keep reading for everything you need to know about growing and caring for this lovely fern.

  • Great colour Fern
  • Easy care but needs a high humidity
  • Air cleaning

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Attractive, vigorous fern with a wonderful deep blue-green leaf colour. The leaves develop finger-shaped lobes as they mature. A decorative and striking fern with a 'non fern-like' appearance. Blue Star is also suitable for use for cutting and flower arranging.The Phlebodium Blue Star is a vigorous type of fern, it does not lose its leaves and retains its wonderful colour.
Colour of flower
None
Dimensions
Height 30-35cm and width 35-40cm
Care instructions
As with all houseplants, the best way to figure out how to care for your blue star fern is to have a look at the way it naturally grows. Phlebodium aureum is mostly found in tropical forests in South-America, where it doesn�t grow in the soil but instead on other trees in a non-parasitic way. This makes it an epiphyte and gives us some good care indications.
Colour of foliage
Blue - green
Perennial
Yes
Planting instructions
Phlebodium is an epiphytic plant: Means soil isn't needed at all and can be planted at a piece of wood, etc. High humidity is required.
Rate of growth
Average
Soil type
Requires light, fibrous and spongy soil and able to retain moisture without getting dry. It is advisable to mix soil with leaves and peat with the addition of coarse non-limestone sand.
Watering instructions
Because blue star ferns naturally occur in tropical areas, they need a humid environment and constantly moist soil but will suffer if water is allowed to stand in the pot for too long. As with most plants there is no set watering schedule, but once a week is a good place to start: just water a little more during the growing season and a little less when the fern is not growing and keep a close eye on the soil. You can also regularly mist your blue star fern, especially if the humidity is low.Blue star ferns don�t seem to appreciate water being poured directly into the heart (rhizome) of the plant, so watering from the sides might be a better idea.
Latin name
Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star'
Plant guarantee
No
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Air So Pure label
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
12cm
Eventual dimensions
Height 30-35cm and width 35-40cm
Annual
No
Feeding instructions
Blue star ferns don't require a lot of additional fertilizer, although you can add some diluted regular plant fertilizer during the growing season. Be careful not to overfeed, as this can damage the plant!
Flowering period
None
Sold in store as mixed variety code
No
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