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I have a Rabbits Foot Fern (Humata tyermanii)and I read your answer on dropping and not forming leaves.  I have corrected my errors and all is well except I am afraid to re-pot it.  Do you have any instructions for that?

Hi Ramona,

Why do you think your Fern needs repotting.

Each Rabbit's Foot Fern is unique in the way it grows in its pot. For me to determine whether yours truly needs repotting and how to instruct you, I will need to see a clear photo that shows the entire plant, including its pot.

You can either post the photo here or you can email the photo to me at

~Will Creed
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I have over 35 years of professional indoor landscaping experience caring for plants in homes, offices, building lobbies, stores, restaurants, and other adverse environments. I have written extensively on the care of indoor plants, including a 260 page book. My specialties include Ficus trees, low light plants, repotting, pest control, and re-blooming holiday plants. Be sure to check my ratings and nominations to learn why I am the top-rated indoor plant expert. I am the only House Plant expert consistently ranked in the AllExperts Top 20.

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