Squirrel’s foot fern or Hare’s foot fern. Finely divided fronds 12” long and 6” wide rise from furry, brownish-red rhizomes that resemble squirrel’s feet creeping over the soil surface. Useful as a small-scale groundcover in partly shaded areas, it is also effective in hanging baskets. Plants are best in partial shade with less water than other ferns. A surprisingly enduring, drought tolerant fern, it has survived extended periods of drought in our garden and now forms attractive patches in woodland shade. Provide moderate to occasional water. Hardy to 28F. Tropical Asia, Malaysia.