This pretty fern has a dark secret, which is only revealed when grown on lava! Its amazing, spider-like hairy legs are a real talking point – fuzzy rhizomes that give it its common name the 'Squirrel's foot fern'. These rhizomes form a lovely contrast with the darker lava stone and the bright green leaves. By continuously producing new 'feet' with bright green leaves, Davallia grows into a compact, bushy plant. Height 21-30cm; spread 21-30cm.
- Grown on real lava!
- Amazing, spider-like hairy 'legs'
- Forms a compact, bushy plant
Once upon a time, this lava emerged red hot from a volcano. Now there is a plant growing on it! The lava stone provides support, moisture and nutrients to Davallia, which 'embraces' the lava with its roots. It's a special natural combination! Love it or hate it, with its bright feathery foliage and sinister roots, it's a plant of two halves!
Fill the tray three-quarters full with water (ideally rainwater or filtered water) and the porous rock will soak it up and water your lava plant. Mist your plant to improve humidity. Position your plant in a brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight or in semi-shade. It loves high humidity, so will be happiest in your bathroom or kitchen. Lava rock sizes and shapes vary. Full care instructions included. It will grow into a bushy, compact plant that won't grow too high. The minimum temperature for this plant is 15°C.