Rabbit’s Foot Fern

Davillia fejeensis
Hare's Foot Fern

Rabbit’s Foot Fern, originally from Fiji, is a lovely compact plant that never makes a mess like other ferns. It has thin lacy medium green fronds that have an almost bluish tinge. As a Rabbit’s Foot Fern matures it develops furry creeping rhizomes (fleshy roots) that grow on the surface of the soil and cling to the edges of the pot. These rhizomes are covered in brown hairy looking scaleSoft Brown Scale is the most common scale that attacks indoor houseplants especially ficus, ivy, spider plants, ferns, aralia, and schefflera. It appears as small bumpy brown spots that appear to move. As the scale sucks on the sap of the plant it secretes a sticky substance called honeydew. The honeydew attracts black mildew. Because of the shell-like exterior, sprays are only partially effective against scale. Wipe off the lines of brown oval bumps with your finger, a cloth, or a child’s toothbrush then spray the plant with Neem Oil. Use the Green Solution to clean off the black mildew.s that make them look like the feet of a Rabbit. This upright airy fern, about 16”-18” tall and 18”-20” wide makes a unique and beautiful houseplant.