Blue star fern - PhlebodiumBack in stock: NOW
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Shade loving fern with alluring blue-green foliage. Plant in a shady rock garden outdoors or indoors in pots.
Phlebodium aureum - blue star fernAPPEARANCE: Large growing fern with upright wiggly blue-green fronds which develop more lobes as the plant matures. Plants may grow furry aerial roots, this is normal.
USES: Plant as a border or use for underplanting in shady locations. Perfect for containers too.
PLANTING: Plant in free draining soil in a shaded location, indoor plants should be rotated for optimum health. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes.
CARE: Keep moist during dry periods. Ferns thrive in humid conditions. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring and a liquid fertiliser every 4 weeks during the warmer months, take care to dilute your solution to half the recommended dose to avoid burn. Re-pot container plants only if they are outgrowing their pots. Protect from Frost.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 60-90 cm H x 30-40 cm W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery