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Davallia Trichomanoides, Small Rabbit Foot Fern - Plant

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Davallia Trichomanoides is a finely textured evergreen fern with green fronds growing from attractive fuzzy, red-brown creeping rhizomes.

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1Davallia Trichomanoides, Small Rabbit Foot Fern - Plant
24 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Davallia Trichomanoides

The plant is called umbrella plant because it has a grass-like habit with sprays of foliage at the top of the stems. These sprays of foliage radiate out like the spokes in an umbrella. The stems are rigid and triangular and have white pith inside.

The pith is the source of papyrus paper. Papyrus has no frost tolerance and should be moved indoors for the winter.In their native habitat, these ferns are often epiphytic, whic

Plant Specifications

Plant Height11.6 inch (29 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Fabaceae,Gulabi Siris
Maximum Reachable Height 0.5 to 1.5 ft.
Flower Colour pink-white
Bloom Time no
Difficulty Level medium

Planting and care

  • These do not need frequent repotting and in fact should be encouraged to overgrow their pots a little bit.
  • This is especially true for hanging plants, which look better when they cascade slightly and their unique rhizomes are visible protruding from the container.
  • For best growth, repot every other year.
  • Be aware that these plants are very sensitive to accumulated fertilizer salts, in part because of their rhizomes.
  • Make sure to flush the soil very well at least once a year and even soak the root ball to clean out fertilizer.

    Davallia Trichomanoides care

    Along with clumping ferns, the Davallia are relatively easy to propagate. You can propagate from spores, but it s just as easy to divide the underground rhizome and split your fern in two, potting up each half into a new container.

    It s best to perform this operation on older plants so you can get the most viable rhizome possible.

    Sunlight Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade
    Watering These ferns love humidity and will require both frequent watering and frequent misting. It s important not to let the rhizomes dry out, which will weaken and possibly kill the plants.
    Soil 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
    Temperature Davallia trichomanoides will survive temperatures down to -5c although plants are much happier when kept frost free.
    Fertilizer Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season.

    Davallia Trichomanoides uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • They are grown as Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    When to plant fern bulbs?

    You can plant Fern bulbs in the spring and summer season for better result(Feb-April).

    Do fern plants need sunlight?

    Ferns need indirect bright light. In case of direct sunlight the leaves may get burnt.

    Can fern plants be outside?

    Yes, you can plant fern outside in your garden at shady location where indirect bright light is available.

    Will ferns grow in full shade?

    Yes, Ferns can grow in full shade, wherever indirect bright light is available.

    Are fern plants poisonous?

    No, all ferns are not poisonous but spore of some ferns plants are poisonous if they are ingested.

    Will ferns grow in sandy soil?

    Yes, they can grow in sandy soil. Make sure the growing medium is not dried out for long time.

    What does a fern plant look like?

    It depends on the species of Ferns plants but most of the Ferns have some similar character like the leaves of ferns are called fronds and they all have different sizes, shapes and textures. There are the tiny, soft fronds of maidenhair ferns, the fronds of many ferns begin as small, curled balls as they grow, they change shape and start to look like the neck of a violin. All ferns have spores that look like small dots on the undersides of the fronds.

    How to plant fern bulbs?

    To plant consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving indirect bright light. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get indirect bright light. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    Do fern plants need a lot of water?

    No Ferns doesnt need lot of water like other plants . Just apply water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

    Can fern grow indoors?

    Yes, you can grow Fern indoors wherever indirect bright light is available. Also Ferns require more humidity.

    How to revive the fern plant?

    Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants, and water it when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Avoid it from harsh sunlight and keep it in shade location. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer and apply water immediately after fertilizer application.

    When to repot the fern plant?

    You can repot your fern plants if you seen these signs. 1. If the plants overgrown in the current pot. 2. If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter. 3. If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter.

    How to grow fern plants?

    You can grow your fern plants from spores, from bulbs, by splitting near root-ball etc. 1. Sunlight- Indirect bright light is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What are fern plants good for?

    Ferns are recommended as low maintenance houseplants. They are good as mass of lush green foliage, some ferns are best known for air purifying houseplants. This evergreen plant not only helps to rid the home of harmful toxins it improves humidity by helping to restore moisture to the air naturally.

    When to plant fern?

    It is always better to plant fern in the month of February to June.

    Can fern grow in water?

    Fern can grow in water, if they are trained to grow it from its initial stage, better to pour some water on top of the pebbles, as the water evaporates, the humidity will help the fern to grow.

    Where to plant fern?

    You can plant your fern in any shady location where indirect bright are available.

    Why is my fern plant leaves turning brown?

    The browning of fern leaf is mainly due to over-watering, under watering and exposure to dry air.

    Where do fern plants grow?

    Ferns plants grow in different places like moist places, shady forests, crevices in rock faces, particularly when sheltered from the full sun, acid wetlands including bogs and swamps etc. In House grow them to decorate living room corners etc.

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