Plant care tips by Leaf Envy  Blue Star Fern light, watering, humidity, fertiliser requirements

Blue Star Fern

(Phlebodium Blue Star, Sword Fern)


Blue Star Ferns are adaptable plants that thrive in low to bright, indirect sunlight. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.


Blue Star Ferns enjoy weekly watering sessions, keeping their soil moist but not wet. They also like to keep their leaves dry, so water from the sides and without getting her leaves wet. Allow the top 2’ of her soil to dry out between waterings during fall and winter.


Your Blue Star Fern will appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create by placing it close to other plants or on a pebble tray partly filled with water. They thrive in steamy kitchens and bathrooms.


Blue Star Ferns prefer temperatures ranging from 18º-25ºC. Avoid abrupt temperature changes and cold drafts.


Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer)


Blue Star Ferns are non-toxic and suitable for homes with small children and pets


Browning, drying fronds: suggest your Blue Star Fern has been underwatered, exposed to dry air or burnt by direct sunlight.

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