Question: My rabbit's foot ferns are turning a dark green and drying up before fully opening. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?
NICK: A Rabbit's Foot Fern does have its little idiosyncrasies, but they're pretty easy to take care of. This is a plant that would rather be in a shady situation like maybe morning sun, but nothing after that. The second thing we have to do is mist the plants. Now we don't want the soil to be saturated, just a little bit moist on top. Come through there every two or three days with a sprayer and just kind of mist the tops. This way they can absorb it in their leaves and maybe they'll open better for you. The last thing that we have to keep in mind is that the plants really like to be kind of on the root bound side which is something we don't hear about in the world of gardening.