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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

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

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.

Light:
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:
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.

Feeding:
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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