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Squirrel's Foot Fern


This is a beautiful, light green fern that is ideally suited to use in hanging baskets or pots in shade where the delicate texture of its fronds and its peculiar, furry, brown rhizomes can be appreciated up close. An epiphyte, or a plant that grows on other plants, in nature like many orchids and bromeliads, it prefers a light, fast-draining mix or soil and a mild climate.

Davallia trichomanoides

Fruit Characteristics

Bark notes :Rhizomes give this plant additional interest.

Leaf Characteristics

Bark habit : Creeping

Bark texture : Furry

Bark color : Reddish-brown

Leaf texture : Soft

Leaf length : 12"

Leaf width : 6"

Leaf shape : Triangular

Leaf color : Light green

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : Indefinite

Average size maturity height : 1 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F( Z10a)

Sunset zone : 17, 23, 24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Frost tender : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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