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Because the blue star fern naturally grows attached to trees and other plants in forests where a lot of light is blocked out by the tree canopies, it doesn’t require a lot of light, although it does appreciate it.

Anything short of direct scorching sun should work well. This is one of the many characteristics that sets this species apart from other ferns, which really don’t tend to deal well with any sun.



When it comes to temperature, blue star ferns aren’t too demanding. Room temperature should usually be fine. During wintertime, take care not to let things get too chilly.

Frost is definitely a no-go, so take the plant indoors if you live in a cooler climate and like to grow your plants outdoors during the summer months.



As Phlebodium aureum grows in (semi-)tropical forest areas, it likes plenty of moisture. This makes it a great plant for locations with relatively high humidity, such as north-facing bathrooms or kitchens. Running a humidifier also helps.


Pet safe: YES

Blue Star Fern (Phlebodium aureum)

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