Specie: D. canariensis (sometimes classed as Polypodiaceae)
Deer's feet fern, Hare's foot fern
Name in Latin: Davalliaceae
Name in English: The Hanging Fern Family
Origin: Canary Islands
Growth Habit: shrubby, bushy, rhizomous, epiphyte
Leaf: Fronds are triangular, 4 pinnate, finely divided
ornamental, houseplant, hanging baskets, cut "fronds" are used in floral design
Care and Handling
Soil: good quality potting mix
Amount of water: Mist, keep moist
Nutrition: Water soluble all purpose plant food- every two weeks.
Special handling: Does best with partial shade and high humidity, chill sensitive
Good remover of formaldehyde, benzene, toluene and trichlorethylene from atmosphere. Genus named for Swiss botanist Edmund Davall.