English name: Squirrel’s Foot Fern
Latin name: Davallia bullata
Family: Davalliaceae - Davalliaceae
Origin: China, Japan
The davallia bullata is an epiphytic fern with leaves that sprout from rhizomes creeping under the ground, and grows on the bark of trees and rock crevices. The rhizomes are very hairy, and as the plant ages, form dense clusters of “armour”. The triangular feathery leaves reach a length of up to 30 cm. It is used as a potted plant; as it tolerates low humidity, it does well in apartments.