Davallia fejeensis /Rabbit Foot Fern

Davallia fejeensis    / Davallia fejeensis
Lush foliage in a hanging basket
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Lush foliage in a hanging basket


soft foliage

Close-up image of a frond

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Scientific Name: Davallia fejeensis
Common Name: Rabbit Foot Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This fern is grown for its attractive glossy green fronds and creeping, hairy-scaled rhizomes that in time grow over and down the sides of the container. Keep potting media moderately moist and a bit on the dry side during the winter months. Cannot tolerate locations with low humidity Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures nor direct sunlight for prolonged periods. It is native to Fiji. 'Plumosa' is a popular cultivar which produces narrow, feather-like foliage segments. Grows well in hanging baskets and other containers. Scale insects can sometime be a problem.