- 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
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 24 inches
|Mature Spread: 1.5-3.5 feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|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
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