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Hare's Foot Fern

Phlebodium aureum

Also known as

Rabbit's Foot Fern, Golden Polypody, Gold-Foot Fern

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity

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Hare's Foot Fern Overview

This epiphytic fern species from the tropical and subtropical climates in the Americas. s evergreen arching pinnate fronds that are a grey green with distinctive yellow-orange, raised spore cases on the underside of the fronds. 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

Fungal diseases may occur following overwatering.

    How to harvest Hare's Foot Fern

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

    How to propagate Hare's Foot Fern



    Special features of Hare's Foot Fern

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Other uses of Hare's Foot Fern

    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.

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