Asparagus Fern

Asparagus aethiopicus

Growzone: 9-11

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This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 12" - 18"
Mature Width: 10" - 16"
Classification: Green Foliage
Sunlight: Bright, indirect light to Full sun (if outdoors)
Habit: Upright to arching, full
Flower Color: Small white flowers outdoors only
Foliage: Green, needle like
Soil Condition: Likes to dry out occasionally
Water Requirements: Does not like to dry out much between watering
Uses: Excellent individually or in a container or hanging basket, inside or out

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Asparagus Fern finds its way into hanging baskets and mixed annual containers for the summer because of its easy-going, tolerant nature. 


Full Description

Asparagus Fern is a fluffy, full fern that keeps bright green colored foliage. Even though the foliage is thin and needle like, Asparagus Fern adds a very dense, arching look to planters and mixed containers. Planted solely in hanging baskets, these plants can hold their own. Indoors, these ferns prefer bright, direct light from a windowsill with consistently moist soil. Asparagus Ferns are an excellent choice as a background foliage plant or as part of a centerpiece, as they don't get as large as other houseplants. The lush, full foliage fills any container with solid green color. This fern looks beautiful in hanging baskets or mixed containers because it goes well with any color of foliage or any color flower. Luckily, Asparagus Fern can also handle full sun to full shade, and indoors it just needs some light from a windowsill. Asparagus Fern is happiest with bright, indirect light, and needs some light unlike other ferns.


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Additional Information

Nomenclature of Asparagus Fern:

Surprisingly, Asparagus Fern is not a fern at all. Rather, it belongs to the edible Asparagus family, although the berries on this plant are toxic. The small white flowers that appear if the plant is kept outdoors are fragrant, and nearly cover the entire plant in blooms. This Plant is originally from the Cape Good Hope area of South Africa, and serves as an attractive, full ground cover. The plant produces large tan tubers below ground as it grows; split these into sections when transplanting to propagate. Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' is so named for the Greek word for the edible Asparagus (as the foliage is similar), aethiopicus is Latin for Ethiopian, and Italian botanist Carl Sprenger who did much work early on with the new introductions in Europe.