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Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana'

Phlebodium aureum 'Davana'

Also known as

Golden Polypody 'Davana', Rabbit's Foot Fern 'Davana'

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Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity

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Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana' Overview

Phlebodium aureum 'Davana' is a tender, epiphytic fern cultivar with a creeping habit. It is part of the Polypodiaceae family and commonly known by the names Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana' and Golden Polypody. This plant produces attractive arching, ruffled fronds that are a blue-green colour with distinctive yellow-orange, raised spore cases on the underside. This easy to grow fern is popular in cultivation as an ornamental garden plant for indoor or outdoor sites. They prefer a moist, shady location but can tolerate sun if given sufficient moisture.

Common problems with Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana'

Generally problem free.

    How to harvest Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana'

    Generally not harvested but fronds can be taken to include in floral arrangements.

    How to propagate Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana'



    Special features of Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana'

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Other uses of Hare's Foot Fern 'Davana'

    This easy plant suits being grown in shaded beds and borders in woodland or informal cottage gardens as well as being grown in containers for conservatories or indoor rooms.