Common Names: Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Lacy Paw Plant, Hare’s Foot Fern
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 175
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 40% - 75%
Temperature: 16°C - 28°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, hanging basket
Nutrients: Not required
Propagation: Spore, tissue culture, or division of rhizome
Interiorscape Use: Personal employee plant, novelty
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves brown when over-watered, leaves droop and drop if under-watered, leaves crisp with too much light.
Comments: Unlike most ferns, the Rabbit’s Foot Fern is grown because of its creeping rhizome that has a peculiar appearance. Some think it is an adorable rabbits foot peaking over the edge of the pot while others see it as a creepy tarantula leg trying to escape. The fern fronds grow directly from this rhizome. Funnily enough, rabbits are one of the few animals who prefer not to eat the plant.