Species: Davallia repens
Native to: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Madagascar, Japan, Australia, Polynesia
Temperature preferences: Warm growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Davallia repens is a medium sized epiphytic fern that does well when given proper care. It can be a bit more challenging than several of the other species that Glass Box Tropicals offers, however the foliage can be quite rewarding to watch grow. Even though this species is considered by all accounts to be epiphytic, it seems to do best when give a small amount of substrate to root into. Typically orchid bark or long fiber sphagnum moss seem to work best. As with several of the other Davallia species, it too does not like water to be sitting on its leaves for any extended periods of time. The leaves on this species typically will be up to about 5" in length and 2-3" in width in a terrarium. It should be noted that the drier this species is kept, the larger the leaves seem to be that it will develop. This species also prefers medium to low light.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 7
Shipped Size: Rhizome cutting with at least 3 leaves.