Black Rabbit's Foot Fern

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Scientific NameDavallia Trichomanoides
Common names: Black Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Squirrel Foot Fern
  • Fresh green visual
  • Quirky weird rhizomes 
  • Strong and hardy
  • Great Hanging Plant variation
  • Plant Level: Easy

Our Black Rabbit's Foot Fern Houseplant comes in a 12cm Nursery Pot.

The Black Rabbit’s Foot Fern will catch your attention with their soft fuzzy rhizomes that represent the cute paws of a bunny wabbit. But claw you, they will not: These rhizomes are the ferns' way of spreading their growth across jungle floors and tree branches in their natural environment.

Unlike other ferns, which can be a bit of high drama at times, the relative fuss-free resilience of this easy houseplant is one of the reasons for its rise in popularity over the years. But don’t get us wrong, it’ll reward you if pampered, e.g. if you place it in a nice warm bathroom.

Davallia Trichomanoides makes a very attractive hanging basket plant, as the rhizomes creep over the edges and cascade, giving the plant an eye-catching quirkiness. Keep the rhizomes exposed as this is the plant's way of drawing nutrients and moisture out of the air. 

Black Rabbit's Foot Ferns like to stay moist during the growing season of spring through summer and as winter approaches prefer to dry out between waterings. If kept in a cold room it may lose its fronds and go into dormancy, so keep this elegant beauty in warm conditions. Pair this fern with a dark coloured ceramic planter or hanging ceramic planter and be awed by its graceful decorum.

Please note: The Davallia Trichomanoides has no reports of being toxic to Pets or Humans.

Follow these instructions to keep your Black Rabbit's Foot Fern healthy and happy.

Water: Keep evenly moist during spring to summer and allow the soil to reach dryness in cooler weather. 
Light: Medium to Bright Indirect Light.
Humidity: Medium to high humidity is recommended. Place in a warm moist location such as a bathroom or kitchen and spritz daily.
Fertilize: For optimal growth, fertilize every 2 - 3 weeks during the growing phase with an organic fertilizer formulated for ferns or a ¼ strength of a well balanced general-purpose organic fertilizer.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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