Supplied in a standard nursery pot. You can repot the plant into a larger planter using humus-rich potting compost. Or stand the pot as it is in an attractive planter. If you leave it in the same pot, place it on a saucer. Water is allowed to remain temporarily in the saucer and only water again after it has evaporated or been absorbed. Keep the soil moist.
Choose a warm place for your Humata tyermannii, bright but sheltered from the sun and preferably not below 15 degrees Celsius. The plant will require less water in cooler surroundings.
Rabbit's Foot Fern - PlantHumata tyermannii
An easily grown houseplant!
A decorative and very strong type of fern, the White Rabbit's Foot fern (Humata tyermannii) has really lovely and glossy double pinnate dark green fronds. Older plants are even more noticeable for their rhizomes that show above soil level and can even grow over the edge of pots. The rhizomes are 'hairy' and look very striking and are nice to see. The rhizomes also gave this plant its name as they do rather resemble little rabbit's feet! This fern was newly classified as Davallia griffithiana var. tyermannii and is an easily cared for and very undemanding plant.Show more
Show moreWhite Paw Fern (Humata tyermannii) is a plant native to tropical forests that does not like direct sun, light to full shade is ideal. It likes to be kept humid, do not let the soil dry out and water at least once a week - water on the potting soil not on the leaves.
This plant does not like too strong a fertiliser, so we recommend halving the dosage suggested on the packaging of fertiliser for green plants.
Water less in the winter keeping the plant slightly drier. Wait until spring to resume watering and feeding.
Show moreWhite Paw Fern (Humata tyermannii) is a tropical plant, native to tropical rainforests of Asia and Africa where it even grows on tree branches and rocks in a humid environment (epiphytic).
Humata tyermannii is also known Humata griffithiana var. teyermannii, but appears to be classified in a new genus, and a new name: Davallia griffithiana. The genus Davallia has its own classification under Davalliaceae.
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