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Rabbits Foot Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Davallia solida var. fejeensis syn. Davallia fejeensis, Humata tyermanii

 

Rabbit's Foot Fern

The Rabbit’s Foot Fern produces rhizomes that are fuzzy and resemble rabbit’s feet. The plants which are mostly grown as houseplants,can get quite large. They are suited to hanging baskets or in pots that are well off the ground to allow the interesting foliage to hang. It likes moderate light with no direct sun light and grows best in evenly moist soil with moist air.

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plant Features
  • Rabbits Foot Fern likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rabbits Foot Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rabbits Foot Fern is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Rabbits Foot Fern likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Rabbit's Foot Fern

Latin name

Davallia solida var. fejeensis syn. Davallia fejeensis, Humata tyermanii

type

Fern

family

Davalliaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rabbits Foot Fern likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rabbits Foot Fern is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Rabbits Foot Fern likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Rabbits Foot Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rabbits Foot Fern is 1.00meters x 0.40meters 1.00 M 0.40 M

Davallia solida var. fejeensis syn. Davallia fejeensis, Humata tyermanii

The Rabbit’s Foot Fern produces rhizomes that are fuzzy and resemble rabbit’s feet. The plants which are mostly grown as houseplants,can get quite large. They are suited to hanging baskets or in pots that are well off the ground to allow the interesting foliage to hang. It likes moderate light with no direct sun light and grows best in evenly moist soil with moist air.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

It's important to keep in mind what pot the plant should be planted in so it can display it's rhizomes (within a hanging basket is common and a shallow pot). A well draining potting soil that is peat based will suffice. Provide indirect bright light - avoiding direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves and turn the rhizomes brown, especially with low humidity levels. A small amount of sun (not midday sun) will not cause too much harm and can encourage plant health, but it's a bit risky with this fern. Re-pot within spring to a slightly larger pot in width - if the rhizomes and roots need more room. This is a good time to cut away rhizomes to propagate new plants. Don't plant the rhizomes in the soil!

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

To propagate, divide 2 inch sections of a rhizome and include at least one stem with a frond. You will have to pin the rhizome within moist potting soil using strong wire or toothpicks. Once you see new growth, new plants are growing.

 
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