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Blue Star Fern

Phlebodium Aureum
Phlebodium Aureum, commonly known as “blue star fern”, is a unique 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 beginners and more experienced fern lovers alike. Its striking leaves and dusky green color make it an interesting addition to the room.

General Care

Normal room temperature is fine for blue star fern, but this rain-forest plant does prefer higher humidity.

Keep it in a more humid room, such as the kitchen or bathroom, or mist plant regularly. Clustering houseplants together will also contribute higher humidity.

Indirect light is ideal, this fern tolerates low light. Place in indirect light toward the center of the room, where it will not receive direct sunlight.

Grow Medium:
Epiphyte soil. A potting mix sold for orchids is a good choice. Repot only when the plant outgrows its pot; at that time move it to a pot a few centimeters larger. The potting mix for blue star fern should be loose and quick draining.

Water around the edge of the center rosette to avoid the water becoming stagnant in the center, which may cause rot. Water once or twice a week.

Once or twice a month using an organic fertilizer.

Common Problems
Browning of leaves – dry air will lead to browning leaf tips and weakened growth. Mist weekly
Yellowing leaves are not uncommon on indoor ferns, and can indicate a number of issues. The symptoms accompanying the yellowing will help you narrow down the problem.
An overall yellowing of foliage along with stunted growth can indicate a lack of something vital — usually nutrients, room to grow, or sufficient light.
When only bottom leaves turn yellow, it often means that age, a too-small pot or a nutrient deficiency has occurred.
If fern foliage turns yellow but also has a speckled look, spider mites are the most likely culprits. Webs in the yellowing leaves also point to spider mites.

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