Woolly’s Weekend Plant Inspiration: Asparagus Fern

Nov 16, 2012

Woolly’s Weekend Plant Inspiration: Plants That Woolly Love Pockets

Asparagus Ferns (Asparagus densiflorus)

Sun: These guys thrive in high light conditions, but may need to be acclimated (slowly introduced) into more light. They are ad aptable to lower light, but do not do well in deep shade (outdoors) or the lowest light (indoors).

Zone: Like most plants they like it between 55°-77°F. They can tolerate anything below or even above, but not for too long.

Soil: A well-drained potting soil will work the best!

Water: The Asparagus Fern likes humidity (needed in the winter). Let the soil dry in between watering, but don’t let it dry completely out! Even though these plants like water, they can make a pretty impressive comeback after a drought.

Culture: An evergreen herb native to South Africa and is commonly used in container plantings and widely used in hanging baskets for its showy foliage and bright red berries. Woolly pockets are perfect for this fern (or should we say vegetable).

Tip: The Asparagus Fern is actually not a fern at all (it merely resembles a fern). It is an asparagus (member of the Liliaceae family), therefore unlike other ferns; the Asparagus Fern prefers bright light and occasional dryness. This plant is also on the toxic plant list, so using caution around pets and children is advised.

Category: Thriller – Used as focal points and to create a dynamic visual composition.

*Our pictures feature a variety of the Asparagus Fern; the Foxtail Fern.

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