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Rabbit's Foot Fern

Davallia fejeensis

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Rabbit's Foot Fern is a member of the Davallia family. Its botanical name is Davallia fejeensis.

From Fisher Nursery: Prefers indirect light. Moderately moist soil. Moderate to warm home temperatures 65-75F (18-24C). Generally hardy to 40F (4C).

From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website:

Hardiness: USDA Zones 10–11
Partial shade
Average soil
Grow in pot

This is a fern that has lacy leaves with smooth texture to them and range in color from light green to dark green. It is very decorative featuring fuzzy rhizomes that tend to hang and embrace the planter and if grown in a hanging basket it will eventually cover the whole basket.

1–3 feet tall

Excellent for growing indoors in pots or hanging wire baskets, rabbit’s foot fern produces broad, 1- to 2-foot-long, finely dissected bluish-green fronds. A tree-dwelling evergreen species from Fiji, it gets its unusual name from its large, fuzzy surface-level rhizomes, which typically creep over and down the sides of the pot. Grow the plant in equal parts peat moss and chopped bark, with bright indirect light and high humidity. Water moderately, and mist frequently in summer.

It is a non-edible fern / ornamental and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year.

Rabbit's Foot Fern is known for its spreading habit and growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (2.93 feet).

Fiji is believed to be where Rabbit's Foot Fern originates from.

Rabbit's Foot Fern is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rabbit's Foot Fern have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Rabbit's Foot Fern

  • Full Shade

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Recommended soil 50/50 peat moss/chopped bark

Position in a full shade / dappled sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Rabbit's Foot Fern is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Rabbit's Foot Fern to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Rabbit's Foot Fern from seed

Transplanting Rabbit's Foot Fern

Rabbit's Foot Fern is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 18°C / 64°F.

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Rabbit's Foot Fern Etymology

Tropical fern which is Originally from Fiji

Other names for Rabbit's Foot Fern

Davallia fijiensis, Davalia fijiensis, Davallia fijense, Davalia fijense

Misspellings: Davallia fejeensis, Davalia fejeensis, Davallia feejeensis

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