Plant Care Rabbit's Foot Fern
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Rabbit's Foot Fern

4.1 out of 5 (28 experiences)

Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

tarantula fern

Taxonomy

Davallia fejeensis
Davallia
Davalliaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Rabbit's Foot Fern

Water

How often to water your Rabbit's Foot Fern

Water needs for Rabbit's Foot Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Rabbit's Foot Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Rabbit's Foot Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Rabbit's Foot Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rabbit's Foot Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rabbit's Foot Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rabbit's Foot Fern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rabbit's Foot Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rabbit's Foot Fern: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rabbit's Foot Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Rabbit's Foot Fern is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Rabbit's Foot Fern

Rabbit's Foot Fern

Rabbit's Foot Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Rabbit's Foot Fern has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Abby avatar
@Abby
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Pataskala, Ohio
10/11/2021

Very easy care

Isabellamadden22 avatar
@Isabellamadden22
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 285 XP
09/12/2021

One of my favourite plants in my collection. Has never let me down. I like to keep his soil moist and mist occasionally. Likes a cool, dark corner of my room in summer. In winter, I keep him in a brighter spot. Grows so quickly in summer. I’m very proud of him.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Sassypinata avatar
@Sassypinata
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 323 XP
06/24/2021

I want to say that this pony does well in moderate climate. Definitely not doing well in Central Valley heat where the temps get up to 110 for a good 6 months out of the year. As in constant from day to night (night gets to 90s) . The little leaves got really dry even though I most every day. I think this plant would thrive in Northern California and southern a California weather.

Browns easily Browns easily
Theshortloudone avatar
@Theshortloudone
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 284 XP
06/09/2021

They like higher humidity like most ferns but unlike most ferns I have YET to kill it and in fact it has been very happy!!!

Survivor Survivor
Pauline avatar
@Pauline
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe DSL de Drummond, Nouveau-Brunswick
06/07/2021

Love the leaves and root system

Babydarko avatar
@Babydarko
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 172 XP
05/20/2021

my rabbits foot fern is beautiful, but a little finicky about the soil and watering times imo. she's still a really great simple plant!

Ihaveaplantaddiction_ avatar
@Ihaveaplantaddiction_
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 767 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba
05/15/2021

cutest plant i own, love her so much browns if too much sunlight!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Ihaveaplantaddiction_ avatar
@Ihaveaplantaddiction_
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 767 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba
05/15/2021

one of the cutest plants i own! easy to manage but will brown in too much sunlight!

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Christian avatar
@Christian
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,043 XP
globe Kent, Ohio
03/30/2021

I freaking love this plant. I can just look at it and pop a smirk when I’m feeling down. It do be looking like it’s sprouting tarantula legs from the soil (do not recommend for arachnophobes, much like myself) but he fr just vibin.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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