Phlebodium aureum, commonly known as Blue Star Fern, is a funky little plant with lots of personality.
Originally found growing on trees in the high parts of the forest canopy, this epiphytic fern has found a permanent place inside homes as a trusty houseplant.
The word aureum means yellow and refers to the fuzzy orange rhizome roots that poke out from the soil.
These interesting roots are hidden behind a beautiful curtain of light greenish-blue foliage.
Their quirky appearance and moderately easy care (especially compared to other ferns) make the Blue Star Fern a must-have.
Blue Star Ferns grow naturally in tropical areas, making them accustomed to high humidity and moist soil.
To replicate tropical conditions, keep the soil moist, but not wet, by watering weekly.