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Polypodium aureum 'Blue Star' Fern

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About This Product

Species Name: Polypodium aureum 

Common name(s): Blue Star Fern, Golden polypody

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Bluish silver foliage
  • Covered in golden-brown scales
  • Great for container gardening
  • Also grows mounted as an epiphyte

Recommended Pot Size: Medium - Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

 

Temperature requirement: Above 65°

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)  Moderate (30-70%)  Humid (70-100%) 

Watering frequency:  Regular watering required. Do not allow the soil to dry out between waterings

Lighting:   Full Shade    Partial Shade     Full Sun 

Soil type: Well draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate 

Height: 12-36” 

Origin: Central/South Americas, including the very southern border of the United States and the Caribbean

Regional locality: Rarely terrestrial, normally found in rainforest canopies in cloud forests. In its range within the United States is grows well in swampy humid environments

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use: 

 

Aquatic 

Temperate 

  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔

Tropical

Desert 

  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: This plant is sensitive to low humidity environments. The ends of fronds may brown if humidity is too low. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

ALL PLANTS ARE SHIPPED IN POTS WITH SOIL OR OTHER MEDIA UNLESS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO SHIP BARE ROOT

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.

Shipping

This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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