Blue Star Fern
We love a good fern and this blue hued friend is no exception! They are super wavey (we like to think they are underwater), totally safe for pets and pretty easy to look after which means they are perfect starter plants and look great in any room.
They are great for those a steamy, well-lit bathrooms and they are tougher and easier to please than their cousins from Boston.
Blue Stars love bright but indirect sunlight. We like to put ours on a brightly lit alcove shelf next to a south facing window. Mind that sun though as any direct sunlight will burn those wonderful blue leaves. As they are from the rainforest, they do not mind a bit of shade either.
They love a good drink! Try and keep the soil moist (not damp, wet or clogged) for most of the year apart from in the winter months when it should be watered only when the top of the soil has dried out. Water from the side to keep the leaves from getting to wet and as always, rain water is best!
As they are form the rainforest, Blue Star Ferns love high humidity so give them a spritz with water every so often... if the leaves look way too dry, spritz away! You can also put yours in a steamy bathroom, stick the pot in a tray full of wet pebbles or place them above a kettle so they get a blast of steam every time you have a cuppa!
You can give them a general, all-purpose plant feed every sparingly in the growing season but to be honest, they really are not too fussed about food.
Totally safe for both pets and children. Woohoo!