This fern grows and spreads from shallow-rooted rhizomes covered in white to gold fuzz. The lacy triangular fronds emerge on upright stipes along the length of the rhizome, rather than arching out from a central crown or caudex, so mature specimens can be quite lush and bushy. While the fronds typically stand up a foot and a half tall at maturity, the creeping rhizomes can spread a great distance laterally given enough time and space.
Pronunciation: dav-VAL-ee-uh trik-oh-may-NOY-deez
Species Meaning: Resembling Trichomanes, an ancient Greek name for a type of fern
Davallia trichomanoides is native to Malaysia.
Part Sun to almost Full Shade
Propagate in spring by taking cuttings of the creeping rhizome that has at least one shoot on it. Pin the rhizome onto damp soil.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21178
We acquired this plant from Cistus Nursery.