Rabbit's Foot Fern

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  • Easy-Care Fern
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Rabbit’s Foot Fern is a plant that many fern addicts go mad for. The fuzzy rhizomes that grow on the top of the soil are the roots. They are soft and fuzzy and look like bunny feet. When the plant gets bigger, they look more like a hare's foot (another common name). This fern is great for new gardeners or those more experienced who just don’t remember to repot plants often. The more potbound this plant becomes, the more fuzzy roots will develop at the top and around the pot.

Best Locations For Growing Rabbit’s Foot Fern

Also known as Davallia fejeensis, this fern prefers moderate humidity and average room temperatures. Kitchens and bathrooms are great spots to grow this fern, in addition to a shady patio or deck during the summer. Rabbit's Foot Fern is non-toxic and can be used in a child’s room to filter the air.

Rabbit’s Foot Fern Sunlight Requirements

Bright to medium indirect light levels will keep the fronds of this fern deep green and the rhizomes a silvery-brown shade. Too much light for any fern will bleach and burn the delicate fronds. A north-facing windowsill is ideal, but opposite an east- or west-facing window is also a great location in the house. Always give Rabbit’s Foot Fern plenty of shade when growing it outdoors for the summer. 

Rabbit’s Foot Fern Care

The potting soil for Rabbit’s Foot needs to be well-draining and rich. Add fine Orchid bark and worm castings to an all-purpose mix. When repotting, be careful not to break the surface rhizomes and do not bury them in the new pot with soil. Shallow pots and hanging baskets show off the roots well and are much better tolerated by the plants. Their roots are fairly shallow and tend to rot in deep pots with damp soil. 

Watering Rabbit’s Foot Fern

The soil needs to be lightly moist all of the time in the summer. Water 2-3 times a week; empty saucers of standing water after 15 minutes. Water in the winter when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Keep the humidity high around these plants using portable humidifiers, or set the pot on a tray filled with 2 inches of pebbles and water halfway up the rocks.

Feeding Rabbit’s Foot Fern

Apply a diluted liquid fertilizer once every three weeks in the summer. A balanced formulation for general houseplants is acceptable. Do not water during the fall or winter.

Rabbit's Foot Fern Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 24 inches
Mature Spread: 1.5-3.5 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 70° - 75°F (21° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Rabbit's Foot Fern
Other Name(s): Hare's Foot Fern
Scientific Name: Davallia fejeensis
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

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