Phlebodium aureum, commonly known as blue star fern, is an interesting fern with elongated fronds and a pleasant green-blue color. Its ability to tolerate lower-light conditions and relatively easy care make it a great choice for beginning and more experienced fern lovers alike!
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.
No nice and humid spot to offer your plant? Running a humidifier or placing your blue star fern in a group of other plants can be helpful.