Ferns are wonderful and very much in fashion. We love this because it conjures up images of the lush rainforest floor. If you’re looking for small houseplants that are easy to care for and you want to bring the tropical rainforest experience to your home, try this graceful little fern, Humata tyermannii, which is very refreshing to look at.
This small indoor plant has become really popular in recent years with its eye-catching foliage and trailing habit. Rich green, delicate foliage explodes from little, fuzzy, silvery rhizomes at the base of the plant - these look a bit like rabbits’ feet hence the name of this small houseplant. The foliage grows up from the base then tumbles from the sides as the plant matures.
Humata tyermannii is a native of Fiji and likes a warm, humid atmosphere, but nothing too hot. Think shower room or warm kitchen in a bright spot but away from the direct sun. Think of it hiding on the forest floor!
A beautiful, small houseplant that would make an ideal gift, get the rainforest experience from a little plant - it might be quite a cheap houseplant but the sense of calm it gives makes you mentally richer!
If you give this lovely fern as a gift, we can make it even better by including a free, handwritten card with your delivery! Just add your message at the basket stage of the checkout and we’ll sort it out! We won’t leave any paperwork either to give the game away!
This plant is easy to care for and is suitable for beginners to houseplants.
Where should I put it?
Rabbit’s foot fern likes high or direct light, ideally a sunny spot or partial sun. It prefers a warm, humid atmosphere - like its natural rainforest home.
How should I water it?
This plant requires water only if it gets really dry. It appreciates being misted regularly in a warm room.
Does it need feeding?
You can feed a couple of times during the spring and summer - try our vegan, organic plant food!
Is it suitable if you have pets?
No, this fern is toxic to pets.
What size is it?
H17cm x 30cm (plastic nursery pot with hanging hook)
If you’d like to see a video we have made about general houseplant care, have a look here.
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot.