Blue Star Fern
4.0 out of 5 (35 experiences)
About Blue Star Fern
The epiphytic fern is native to the tropical eastern coasts of the Americas and is commonly grown as a houseplant. Ideal growing conditions include partial sun, medium humidity and moist but not soggy soil. The fronds are from 12-50 inches long and 4-20 inches wide in the wild.
Also known as
Rabbit's Foot Fern, Cabbage Palm Fern, Golden Polypody, Gold Foot Fern and Hare Foot Fern
How to care for Blue Star Fern
Blue Star Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Blue Star Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blue Star Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
These ferns are so rewarding. It’s fun to watch the fronds grow up in varying shapes. Typical fern rules apply: invest in a humidifier or prepare to mist multiple times throughout the day. Keep the soil moist, but not wet. Pick up a bit of moist soil and pinch it between your fingers. If no water comes out it is time to water. Use caution with fertilizers as this guy will burn and shrivel up pretty easily if fed too much.