Height supplied (incl. pot) 50-55 cm.
|Latin name:||Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star'|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||25 - 70 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving the pot with the AquaForWeeks Rabbits Foot fern place it in a bright place, preferably a warm place in partial shade (no direct sunlight) and best not above a central heating radiator. Water the plant immediately by filling the entire reservoir. Only add new water as and when it is absorbed or evaporated.
For your fern choose a bright warm spot, well out of the way of direct sunlight and preferably where the temperature does not drop below 15 ° C. In cooler environments, the plant needs less water.
The Rabbit's Foot fern (Phlebodium aureum) 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.
- 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.