TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Botanical family: Davalliaceae

Number of plants found: 5    

Davallia sp., Rabbits Foot Fern, Hare's-foot Fern

Davallia sp.

Rabbits Foot Fern, Hare's-foot Fern
Family: Davalliaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterEpiphyte plantOrnamental foliage

The plant gets its name from the furry rhizomes that grow on top of the soil and resemble a rabbit's foot. The rhizomes often grow over the side of the pot, adding an extra dimension to the plant. Functional as well as decorative, the rhizomes absorb moisture and nutrients as they crawl across the moist soil.

Growing a rabbit's foot fern houseplant in a hanging basket shows off the furry rhizomes to their best advantage. The rhizomes can grow quite long and over time they take on a spider-like appearance. Never bury the rhizomes under the soil however, as this encourages rot. Even with the best of care, you may occasionally lose some of the older fronds. This is normal and not an indication that you have done anything wrong.

Rabbit's foot ferns like bright but indirect sunlight, such as that found near a window with an eastern exposure.

This species has gracefully arching fronds that grow 18 to 20 inches long. They are spaced 2 inches apart on a creeping rhizome. Also, this surface rambling rhizome is covered with pale brown papery scales.

Selected species:

Davallia canariensis - Rabbits Foot Fern, Hare's Foot Fern

Davallia tyermanii (Humata tyermannii) - White Rabbit's Foot Fern, Silver Hare's Foot Fern, Bears Paw Fern





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Humata (Davallia) tyermannii - White Rabbits Foot Fern
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The plant gets its name from the furry rhizomes that grow on top of the soil and resemble a rabbit’s foot. The rhizomes often grow over the side of the pot, adding an extra dimension to the plant. Functional as well as decorative, the rhizomes absorb moisture and nutrients as they crawl across the moist soil. Very exotic looking house plant or small specimen for your shade garden!

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, hanging basket
In stock
$29.95
Sale $19.95


Humata heterophylla, Davallia heterophylla, Humata

Humata heterophylla, Davallia heterophylla

Humata
Family: Davalliaceae
Origin: Sumatra
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterEpiphyte plant

Humata heterophylla is a low growing, creeping, epiphytic fern species, it grows and works well in terrariums, vivariums, and orchidariums, where, providing this fern receives enough moisture, it can rather beautifully cover the base, or the sides and background.



Humata heterophylla, Davallia heterophylla, Humata
Humata heterophylla, Davallia heterophylla, Humata


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Nephrolepis duffii, Nephrolepis cordifolia Duffii , Pigmy Swordfern, Little-leaved Swordfern, Fishbone Fern, Lemon Button Fern

Nephrolepis duffii, Nephrolepis cordifolia Duffii

Pigmy Swordfern, Little-leaved Swordfern, Fishbone Fern, Lemon Button Fern
Family: Nephrolepidaceae    (Formerly:Davalliaceae)
Origin: Pantropical
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Small light green rounded leaves on thin stems great textural interest for shade container plantings.



Nephrolepis duffii, Nephrolepis cordifolia Duffii , Pigmy Swordfern, Little-leaved Swordfern, Fishbone Fern, Lemon Button Fern
Nephrolepis duffii, Nephrolepis cordifolia Duffii , Pigmy Swordfern, Little-leaved Swordfern, Fishbone Fern, Lemon Button Fern
Nephrolepis duffii, Nephrolepis cordifolia Duffii , Pigmy Swordfern, Little-leaved Swordfern, Fishbone Fern, Lemon Button Fern


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Nephrolepis falcata furcans, Nephrolepis biserrata var. furcans, Fishtail Swordfern

Nephrolepis falcata furcans, Nephrolepis biserrata var. furcans

Fishtail Swordfern
Family: Nephrolepidaceae    (Formerly:Davalliaceae)
Origin: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterEpiphyte plantOrnamental foliage

The most popular form is known as N. falcata 'Furcans'. Fronds may grow to eight feet and are best displayed by planting in a large basket. Tropical to semi-tropical; Terrestrial, Epiphytic.





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Nephrolepis sp., Sword Fern. Nephrolepis biserrata
Nephrolepis biserrata

Nephrolepis sp.

Sword Fern
Family: Nephrolepidaceae    (Formerly:Davalliaceae)
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterEpiphyte plantOrnamental foliage

Nephrolepis is a genus of about 30 species of ferns in the family Davalliaceae (included in Lomariopsidaceae in some classifications).

Nephrolepis species are frost tender but are easily grown in mild areas in a position in full shade or partshade with moist humus-rich soil and steady high humidity. They are widely cultivated as indoor plants. In cooler climates, if they are grown in heated indoor situations, ensure they receive plenty of bright filtered light and ample water. They can be propagated by division or from spores.

It is also one of the best over all plants at removing gaseous toxins from the air, including formaldehyde.

Species and varieties:

Nephrolepis biserrata

Nephrolepis duffii

Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepis falcata





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