This rarely seen member of the ‘Blue star fern’ family has wonderful frilly deeply lobed blue fronds.
Ferns as houseplants tend to be one of the trickier species to make thrive due to our dry, centrally heated homes. However, the Blue Star Fern is one of the easiest houseplant ferns there is and it is a real stunner.
Found naturally in the tropical rainforest of South America, the Blue Star Fern is an epiphyte, meaning it attaches itself to, and grows on trees. Often found in the canopy of rainforests but also on the lower levels on the forest too. This means it will like a warm, humid environment out of direct sunlight.
eep the compost moist (but not waterlogged) at all times, but this can be cut back a little in winter. If you can't place it in a humid atmosphere like your bathroom you can still grow this plant, just mist the leaves regularly with water and/or place the pot on a tray of damp pebbles.