name: "Rabbit-foot Fern"
Latin name: Davallia fejeensis
Growth habit: A compact, open an airy upright plant
usually not over 18" in height or 20" in width.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Not effected by many
6" Rabbit Foot Fern
information: These cool little ferns are clean and easy
to grow. By clean we mean that they don't continually drop small
leaves like other ferns do. When mature the fern grows soft
"rabbits feet" around the exterior of the pot. The
pictured plant is just beginning to grow feet.
Place your "Rabbit-foot Fern" in bright indirect
light or filtered light. Avoid areas of high heat as this will
burn the delicate fronds. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Using
a pebble tray is beneficial... but optional. Feed bi- monthly with
a balanced liquid fertilizer such as Peter's Plant Food. When
mature your plant will develop brown circles under the leaves...
these are not bugs, they are spores. Spores are basically the same
as seeds to other plants. Propagate by dividing the rhizomes.
"Rabbit-foot Ferns" are generally available in smaller
containers and hanging baskets at your local garden center. Other
popular members of the family include Davallia canariensis
"Deer-foot Fern", and Davallia mariesii