Living Lace™ Mandaianum Blue Star fern Phlebodium aureum
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This large, showy fern produces sizable blue-green fronds with fringed edges on the deeply lobed fronds. As a creeping epiphyte, it increases slowly via large, creeping rhizomes covered in blonde hairs. Though it can grow 2-3' tall and wide in the wild, expect it to stay smaller when grown indoors.
Other common names include 'Rabbit's Foot Fern' and 'Bear's Foot Fern'.Adaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHarmful To:Pets
CharacteristicsPlant Type:HouseplantHeight Category:MediumHeight:10 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Blue-greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:LowLight Requirement:Medium
Low - No direct sun, not near a window. Medium - Medium bright indirect light in the AM or PM, typically from an east or west window. High - Bright direct or indirect light for much of the day, typically from a south window.Maintenance Category:ModeratePreferred Temperature:60 - 85 °FWater Category:WetHumidity Preference:HighContainer Soil Type:Indoor Potting MixNeeds Good DrainageUses:DesktopsUses:Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support)Uses:Humid SpacesUses:Low Light SpacesUses Notes:
Not for human or animal consumption.Maintenance Notes:
- For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
- Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf edges from browning.
- Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
- Protect furniture when watering.
- Never allow potting mix to dry out completely. This can rapidly cause many brown leaf edges. Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry.
- Use a well-drained potting mix. Adding some perlite will be beneficial and improve drainage.
- This fern thrives in bright, indirect light and high humidity environments. It tends to be fairly easy to grow indoors in bathrooms and other humid spaces.
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