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The hare-foot fern or golden polypody, Phlebodium aureum, is a tender, evergreen fern popularly grown as a houseplant. It's native to tropical regions of South America, North America and the Caribbean where it grows as an epiphyte. It bears beautiful, blue-green fronds that emerge from the creeping rhizomes, which have a furry appearance.

In the UK, it makes a fantastic, easy to grow houseplant that can be moved outdoors in summer.

For best results, grow Phlebodium aureum in a bright spot out of any direct sun, in moist, well-drained soil. Keep a spray bottle handy so you can give it a regular misting to raise the humidity – or try growing it in a bright, steamy bathroom.

Phlebodium aureum Blue Star

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