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Species of foot fern 'Davallia bullata'

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Davallia bullata
Davallia bullata is a house plant with attractive dark green leaves and hairy dark brown rhizomes (horizontal roots) resembling the hooves of a deer, hence ‘Deer’s foot fern’. Davalia bullata is a must for any lover of exotic plants. It is characterised by shiny triangular fronds and distinctive root stalks. It is suitable for a windowsill or a terrarium with plenty of light and circulating air.
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Davallia bullata
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Davallia bullata Davallia bullata
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Davallia bullata is a member of the Davalliaceae family of ferns and is closely associated with Polypodiaceae. Originally it comes from the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia, Australia, Africa and the Pacific. It is epiphytic, that is to say in its natural environment it grows mainly on trees. A mature plant can grow to a height of 15 – 20 centimetres with a similar width.
Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower colour:
None
none
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

Davallia bullata is easy to cultivate in a pot or basket and prefers to be in partial shade. It needs regular watering and spraying but care must be taken not to over water it. It needs a light and airy potting medium and a pot or basket with good drainage allowing excess water to drain away easily.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Watering from above
watering from above
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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