Listed as one of the HOTTEST ferns in decorating. It doesn't have the shedding issues that so many ferns have. Horticulturally, the fronds of the blue star fern are known as simple leaf. But really what you need to know is they are easy, pretty, breezy, doesn't need much light, and make a great design statement. The 'blue star fern is great to use in a hanging basket or table plant, in your home or patio.
Blue star fern is a plant that comes from tropical rain forests of South America. In the wild it grows on trees, using them for support but not drawing moisture or nutrients from them.
The large 'blue star' fronds are a chalky bluish-green and have deep lobes with a texture that is smooth yet coarse for a fern. The leaves emerge from decorative visible brown rhizomes.
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Light: Full shade (preferrably indirect indoor light) Height: 20" (51 cm) Width: 12-24" (31-61 cm) Spacing: 12-24" (31-61 cm) Hardiness: Zone 10-12 (30ºF) Color: Chalky bluish-green. Habit: Upright Water: Regular. Frequent watering but it doesn’t like to stand in water/wet soil Feeding: Not necessary Soil: Moist, well-drained soil Care: Low maintenance
Suggestions: Great parings with the 'blue star' fern are Gerbera Daisy or Kalanchoe. Place this stunning fern in a bathroom or kitchen where it doesn't have much light, but some humidity, since this rain-forest plant does prefer higher humidity. A great design idea is to stand its pot on a tray of damp pebbles for added humidity.