Are ferns and rabbits your lifelong passions? Then this plant is for you!
Well, even if they’re not, this exotic furry greenie can be a true hidden gem of your plant collection. Its trademark fluffy rhizomes that grow on the soil surface enchant even experienced plant parents.
It’s an epiphytic, Fiji-born fern. In its native habitat, the fern grows on trees and rock crevices, taking nutrients from various sources aside from the soil. Furry rhizomes that resemble a rabbit’s feet spread under lacy green fronds and cling to the edges of the pot. These are not decorative: the plant collects water and nutrients through them. It’s a very distinctive plant that’s pretty much destined to become your favorite part of the home garden.
The Rabbit’s Foot Fern can grow about 16-18 inches (40-45cm) tall and 18-20 inches (45-50cm) wide.