- Common Name(s):
- Asparagus fern
- Groundcover, Perennials
One of the fastest growing least demanding houseplants. Asparagus ferns are not ferns at all, they belong to the Lily family. They need bright indirect light, without full sun. Insufficent light will result in yellow needles that drop. They prefer rich, slightly acidic well-drained soil. They produce large, tuberous roots that can become potbound quickly. If pruning is necessary, cut stems all the way back to the root rather than just shortening them.
Insect and pest problems: they are prone to mealybugs, spider mites, and scale.
It has become weedy in some locations where it grows outdoors.
- evergreen, summer-fall bloom
- Flower Color:
- Plumosus comes from the Latin word "plume" because the leaves are feather-like. They produce soft, fine lime-green needle-like leaves that can cascade down a container on pendulous stems or can be trained up a trellis like a vine.
- Tiny white flowers appear late summer to fall and will occasionally result green berries that blacken at maturity.
- 9 and warmer
- They can be brought outside under the shade of a tree during the summer but prefer temperatures of around 70 degrees F.
- root division
- bright, indirect light
- rich, acidic, well drained
- South America
- Growth Rate:
NCCES plant id: 2901