LOVA, LIFE ON LAVA
THE PLANT THAT DARES TO GROW ON LAVA.
Once upon a time, it emerged red hot – 700°C – from a volcano. Now there is a plant growing on the volcanic lava! A special natural combination. The plant "embraces" the lava with its roots. The lava stone provides support, moisture and nutrients.
And of course it’s a very decorative item to have at home.
Lova Davallia has special, fuzzy rhizomes that give it its common name "Squirrel’s foot fern". These rhizomes form a lovely contrast with the darker lava stone and the bright green leaves. By continuously producing new ‘feet’ with bright green leaves, Lova Davallia grows into a bushy plant. It has a compact shape and does not grow very high.
English name: Squirrel’s foot fern
Botanical name: Lova Davallia
Shell size: 17 x 10,5cm
Total height: +-30cm
Watering: The plant draws water from the porous lava stone and the watertight decorative tray. Fill the tray 2/3rds full . It is thus best to use rainwater.
Fertilize: Fertilising does not have to be done immediately. The plant initially extracts nutrients from the lava stone. From April to October give only a quarter of the recommended dose of liquid houseplant fertiliser when watering.
Location: Lova Davallia prefers semi-shaded conditions or in a bright area, but never in the full sun.
Temperature: The minimum temperature for this plant is 15°C