Humata tyermannii (White Rabbit’s Foot Fern) – Indoor House Plants
Humata tyermannii (White Rabbit’s Foot Fern) is an ornamental indoor house plant. It has large lacy foliage with deep green color and furry little silvery white rhizomes that grow over the edge of the plant and resemble a white rabbit’s foot. The rabbit´s foot fern makes an excellent pot plant and looks great as a hanging plant.
Scientific Name: Humata tyermannii
Common Names: White Rabbit’s Foot Fern or Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Silver Hare’s Foot and Bears Paw Fern.
How to grow and maintain Humata tyermannii (White Rabbit’s Foot Fern):
It thrives best in bright, indirect light but will tolerate lower light conditions.
Rabbit’s Foot fern prefers well-drained soil in the pH range of 6.5 to 7.8. A peat based potting mix is suitable for this plant.
It prefers Average temperatures between 60-75ºF (15-24ºC) is advised. No lower than 55ºF (13ºC).
Humata tyermannii loves higher humidity levels and is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Alternatively, place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly.
Water your plant regularly during the growing season and always keep the soil moist but never allow your plant to sit in water. During the winter season, reduce watering and you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering.
Fertilize once every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a half-diluted liquid fertilizer.
Re-pot once every 2 years during spring to a marginally bigger pot in width, if the rhizomes and roots require more place.
It can be easily propagated by dividing the rhizomes with roots attached, during spring and summer. Place the rhizomes on the surface of the soil and hold it in place by using wire, hairpins, toothpicks etc. Try not to cover the rhizomes.
Pests and Diseases:
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for aphids, mealybugs, and scale.
Last updated on November 24th, 2018