Davallia trichomanoides

Squirrel's Foot Fern
Squirrel's Foot Fern
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Plant Type

Fern

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1′ x 1′

Exposure

Full, Partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Special Features

Ground Cover

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Arching

Sunset Garden Zones

H1, H2, 17, 23-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

11-Sep

Davallia trichomanoides is a visually fascinating plant with its furry rhizomes and delicate finely divided gray-green fronds. It is sometimes called Squirrel’s Foot Fern. It is an excellent choice for a basket. It grows as an epiphyte on tree branches in Malaysia New Guinea and Indonesia. Davallia is deciduous for a short time but it quickly grows new fronds. It requires ample water in the growing season and in the drier conditions of dormancy. When potted it’s important to keep the soil on the dry side but not ‘bone dry’.

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