Plant Common Name
Rabbit's Foot Fern
This elegant evergreen fern derives its common name from its fuzzy exposed rhizomes (creeping stems), which anchor it to trees and rocks in its native Polynesia.
The mid-green, triangular, arching fronds arise from a network of long, exposed, silver-furred rhizomes. The fronds are lacily divided into numerous pinnate segments. Selections such as 'Plumosa' have especially finely divided, feathery fronds.
This fern likes bright shade, humidity, even moisture, and frost-free temperatures. It is an excellent subject for hanging baskets, bark slabs, or rocks. Indoors, grow it in an east-facing window or warm shady greenhouse. Propagation is by spores or by division of the clumps.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
10 - 11
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
8"-20" / 20.3cm - 50.8cm
16"-60" / 40.6cm - 152.4cm
Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns