Araiostegia pseudocystopteris

Indian Rabbit's Foot Fern

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Item #: 3720

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: India

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

If you have been looking for something truly unique in the fern world, here is your plant. From its appearance to its name, Araiostegia pseudocystopteris is truly unique. This genus of rabbit's foot fern hails from the mountains of northern India where it grows on trees and rocks. The daintily cut, lacy, medium green foliage is attached to a fuzzy rabbit's-foot-type rhizome that lays on the soil surface. Our 15-year-old specimen of Araiostegia pseudocystopteris has formed a 2' wide deciduous clump, although planting it on a slope will result in faster growth. Thanks to Roger Grounds of the UK who originally shared this gem with us.