Scientific name: Asparagus sprengerii
Synonyms: Asparagus Fern, Asparagus Densiflorus sprengeri, Emerald Fern, Emerald Feather.
If you like the delicate look of ferns but find them a bit tricky to care for, the Asparagus sprengerii is the plant for you.
Despite having nicknames such as Asparagus or Emerald fern, this plant isn’t a true fern, but is actually part of the Lily Family (and is more easy going as a result!) It is indigenous to the Cape and Northern Provinces of South Africa where it can be found in shady, protected subtropical conditions.
The Asparagus Fern is an easy going, tolerant houseplant that enjoys moderate indirect light but is versatile and also adapts well to more shady environments. It is happy in average household humidity but give it a mist every now and again to keep the plant free from dust.
Water regularly using water at room temperature during Spring and Summer but don’t allow the plant to sit in water or become saturated. It stores water in its tuberous roots so is quite forgiving if you forget to water on the odd occasion!
The fluffy, elegant fronds of this houseplant make it great for hanging in a macrame hanger or allowing to trail off a shelf. Its whimsical appearance adds a softness and sense of tranquility to any setting so would be great styled in a bedroom or living space.
Please note; these plants are harmful if eaten and are a skin/eye irritant, so keep out of reach of children and pets.
Follow these instructions to keep your Asparagus Fern healthy and happy.
Water: Allow at least 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Water less often in winter and more often in summer.
Light: Bright, indirect light
Humidity: Normal to low humidity requirements
Fertilize: Feed with a balanced (diluted by half) Liquid Fertilizer every 2 week during summer (active growing season) and once a month the remaining months of the year.
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