Blue star fern Phlebodium 'Blue Star' incl. plastic hanging pot

Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star'

Blue star fern Phlebodium 'Blue Star' incl. plastic hanging pot

Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star'
Blue fern
Blue-grey leaves. They also purify the air. The leaves of the 'Blue Star' go in all different directions. That gives it a whimsical look! The capricious plant is easy to care for. Always keep the potting soil moist, without letting the plant stand in water. Place the plant in full or partial shade. This plant is supplied in a plastic hanging pot. You can easily click off the handles to put the plant on a cupboard or shelf. Take a deep breath!
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Blue star fern Phlebodium 'Blue Star' incl. plastic hanging pot

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From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Color: Blue,Grey
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Edible: No
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: Yes
Growing Height: 25 - 70 cm
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: No
Latin name: Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star'
Leafs all year: No
Preferred location: Half shadow, Shadow
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

Supplied in a standard nursery pot. Pot up to a larger planter using humus-rich potting compost. Or stand the pot as is in an attractive planter. A saucer is fine too. Water may be allowed to stay in the saucer as it evaporates or is absorbed. Water again only when saucer is empty.

Choose a warm place for your Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star' with no direct sunlight on the plant and preferably not below 13 degrees Celsius. The plant will require less water in cooler surroundings.


The Rabbit's Foot fern (Phlebodium aureum) 'Blue Star' is a fern native to tropical forests and really does not like direct sunlight! The Rabbit's Foot fern (Phlebodium aureum) 'Blue Star' likes to be kept humid so we recommend spraying the leaves regularly with rainwater. If the air is too dry, the edges of the leaves will dry and curl. This plant does not like too strong a fertiliser, so we recommend halving the dosage suggested on dry or liquid fertiliser packets for green plant houseplants.

Water less in the winter keeping the plant slightly drier. Wait until spring to resume watering and feeding.

Extra tips


  • Do not water the heart of the plant - it is best to water the actual potting compost, or add water to the saucer it is standing in.
  • This is an exceptionally strong plant requiring less heat and water than you would normally assume. A weekly watering should suffice making it an easy plant for in the bedroom or bathroom.
  • Pot this plant up every year or two.


Phlebodium aureum is a tropical variety from the jungles of Central America and the Caribbean where it even grows on tree branches and rocks in humid conditions (epiphytic).

Phlebodium has recently been classified as Polypodiaceae - the family of rabbit's foot ferns.


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