Rabbit's Foot Fern
Davallia canariensis

Family: Davalliaceae
Genus: Davallia (dav-VAL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: canariensis (kuh-nair-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Ferns

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California

Brooksville, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Clinton, Louisiana

Lake Arthur, Louisiana

Niles, Michigan

Bluffton, South Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Islandton, South Carolina

Lexington, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Deer Park, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 13, 2009, swamp_thing from Lake Arthur, LA wrote:

I have this plant hanging under a large white oak tree. I have found that the fern will do great, with darker fronds that are numerous, with plenty of roots hanging over the side.(the rabbits foot) beautiful plant when in the shade, has an old world charm to them.