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17 October 2023

Air Purifying Plant of the Month November

A unique addition with the Phlebodium!

As the days grow shorter and nature takes on its fall colors, it's time to enrich your home with the special presence of the November Plant of the Month: the Phlebodium. The Phlebodium is also known as the Blue Fern. With its lush leaves and intriguing bluish hue, the Phlebodium is not only pleasing to the eye but also a valuable addition to any indoor space. In this blog, read more about the secrets of the Phlebodium, how to care for it, and why it is an essential plant for your environment.

The Fresh Blue Fern

Phlebodium Davana - Plant of the Month November
Phlebodium Davana

The Phlebodium is a species of fern belonging to the family Polypodiaceae. The plant originated in the tropical regions of South and Central America, where it thrives in moist, shady environments, such as rainforests and tropical forests.

The Phlebodium used to be valued for its decorative and possibly medicinal properties. Indigenous tribes in South and Central America used the plant for medicinal purposes, including the treatment of skin irritations and wounds. In addition, the Phlebodium was also considered a symbol of freshness, renewal, fertility, and natural harmony.

Over the centuries, the Phlebodium has become a popular choice mainly because of its unique gray-blue leaves. Also due to its adaptability, the Blue Fern has gradually evolved into a favorite choice for houseplant lovers around the world. With its air-purifying properties and ability to promote a sense of well-being, the Phlebodium is an essential addition to modern interiors and office environments.


Our members Raadschelders Varens and Barreveld grow the Phlebodium in several varieties and pot sizes. Did you know that in addition to the Phlebodium Blue Star, we also have a Phlebodium Davana in our assortment? This is a Blue Fern with serrated, blue-green leaves. This Blue Fern was discovered by Raadschelders Ferns among the Blue Star.

Care tips for the Phlebodium.

With its intriguing, wavy leaves and bluish glow, the Phlebodium is a plant that never bores. Despite its lush leaves, this plant has the power to create a soothing atmosphere. The Blue Fern (aka Blue Star), like all the other plants in the Air So Pure range, can improve air quality,. Dit doet hij door de opname van schadelijke stoffen, het vrijgeven van zuurstof en het verbeteren van de luchtvochtigheid. Dit maakt de Phlebodium niet alleen mooi, maar ook functioneel voor een gezondere leefomgeving. Daarom is de Phlebodium Plant van de Maand november!

To get the most out of your Phlebodium, it is important to provide proper care. Place the plant in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight and avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn. Keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid excessive watering to prevent root rot. In practice, you will need to water once or twice a week, depending on the location and size of the pot. It is important to water the sides of the pot, not the middle of the plant. This way, you avoid a bare heart.

Is the Phlebodium (Blue Fern) poisonous?

No, the Phlebodium is not poisonous! If you have pets or small children, it is always important to check if your houseplants are poisonous. If poisonous plants are ingested, allergic or irritant reactions can occur. Fortunately, the Phlebodium is non-toxic and therefore completely safe for cats, dogs, and other pets.

Phlebodium Blue Star - Plant of the Month November
Phlebodium Blue Star

Air Purifying Plant of the Month November

At Air So Pure, we understand the power of green and improving our living environment. With the Phlebodium as the 'Air Purifying Plant of the Month November', we invite you to experience the benefits of this enchanting Blue Fern.

Discover the wide range of air-purifying plants at Air So Pure and green up your home. Choose the Phlebodium and enjoy the fresh and healthy presence of this enchanting Blue Fern. Join our green revolution with the Plant of the Month in November!

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