Hello! My name is Reggie Whitehead. Today I am going to be speaking with you about growing tropical ferns courtesy of the Tropical Fern Exotic Plant Society and on behalf of expertvillage.com. In the hardy parts of the country are the Rabbbits Foot Fern. Rabbits foot are devaluas and they are footed fern and they are named because of the furry rhizome like feet. Typically when you buy these at your local garden store like your Home Depots or your Lowe's, they are usually grown in pots. Rabbit Foot ferns are apatite ferns which mean that their feet need to be out and need to breathe so growing them in a pot in a pot of soil is not necessarily good for them. Rabbits Foot ferns are unique ferns and they are very interesting ferns and they are fun ferns to grow. However, you must not get too alarmed if they start going down in the winter time. They are deciduous ferns and that they lose all of their franz and over the course of the winter time, they will start using or you can cut them back. When Spring arrives March or April, they start producing a flush of new fern growth. Even if you forget to remove the old fern, you can always cut them back and let the new fronds to continue to grow but these are several examples of what Rabbit Foots Ferns are.