Humata tyermannii has eccentric, woolly, creeping stems or rhizomes that are responsible both for part of its ornamental value and its common name. When there is adequate growth, many of these small, pale brown ´rabbit´s feet´ with silvery tips can be seen hanging over the edge of the pot. They contrast attractively with the dark green, upright, leathery fronds.
Now that it has become possible to propagate this plant through tissue culture, uniformity has improved immensely. The rabbit´s foot fern makes an excellent potplant. If it shows particularly lavish rhizome growth, it will look best as a hanging plant.