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Davallia fejeensis - Rabbit's Foot Fern



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Davallia fejeensis                     

dav-VAL-ee-uh fee-jee-EN-sis 

Common Names: Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Lacy Paw Plant, Hare’s Foot Fern

Family: Polypodiaceae

Origin: Fiji

Growth: Creeping

Light: Bright, indirect

Foot Candles: 100 - 175

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 40% - 75%

Temperature: 16°C - 28°C

Soil: Regular potting mix 

Container: Self-watering planter, hanging basket

Nutrients: Not required  

Propagation: Spore, tissue culture, or division of rhizome

Interiorscape Use: Personal employee plant, novelty

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves brown when over-watered, leaves droop and drop if under-watered, leaves crisp with too much light. 

Comments: Unlike most ferns, the Rabbit’s Foot Fern is grown because of its creeping rhizome that has a peculiar appearance. Some think it is an adorable rabbits foot peaking over the edge of the pot while others see it as a creepy tarantula leg trying to escape. The fern fronds grow directly from this rhizome. Funnily enough, rabbits are one of the few animals who prefer not to eat the plant.  

Toxicity: Safe. 

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