Hare’s Foot Ferns (Davallia solida var. pyxidata) are ferns with long, creeping stems. Perfect for ground covers and hanging baskets. They get their name from the furry rhizomes that grow on top of the soil and look like a hare’s foot. They are a great indoor plant and a likely conversation starter every time!

How to grow hare's foot plant in a garden

  1. Choose a shaded spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in compost and Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  2. Dig a hole in the prepared area, place the plant in the bottom of the planting hole, gently backfill around the plant’s root ball with soil then water well.
  3. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw and water in well.  Do not over water them as they don’t like wet feet. 
  4. Apply Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed around the root zone every 8 weeks from spring until mid-autumn to promote good soil health. 


How to grow hare's foot plant in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant.  Position in a shaded spot in the garden or choose a position indoors that receives indirect sunlight.
  2. Fill the pot with a premium quality potting mix, such as Yates Thrive Indoor Plants Potting Mix.
  3. Remove the plant from the original container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in the pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well. 

Growing tips

  • Soak the pot in water once a month to make sure the potting mix is well hydrated.

  • Dust the leaves regularly using a soft brush. Dust can clog up the pores of the leaves and make it difficult for the leaves to function properly.

  • Gently spraying the leaves with water daily will help prevent the plant drying out.

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