House Plant

Asparagus Fern (aka Asparagus setaceus)

  • Location:

    I originate in south and central Africa and Asia
  • Looks:

    I have a cloudy froth of bright green fronds.
  • Height:

    I am 40cm in my pot.
  • Environment:

    Keep me well watered and mist me, as I like humid conditions.
  • Flowers:

    I will occasionally have white flowers, but my berries are poisonous.
  • Grooming:

    Beware of sharp spikes on my stem when pruning. Prune out dead stems.
  • Life Span:

    I am very hardy, sometimes I can dry out till I look almost dead, but I will revive outside in the Spring.
  • Feeding:

    Give me a fertiliser every couple of weeks in Spring and Summer
  • Fact:

    I am not a true fern, but my leaves resemble one.
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