Plant name - Asparagus setaceus - Lace Fern
Pot size - 12cm
Height and Growth Rate: Up to 1m. Asparagus are fast growing.
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight may scorch the needles, whereas insufficient light may turn them yellow and cause them to drop.
Water: Keep well-watered, but do not allow to stand in water. Less water is required during the winter but don’t let the soil dry out completely.
Temperature: Normal warm household temperatures. Needs a minimum of 13°C in winter.
Humidity: Mist to improve humidity when grown indoors.
Feed: Feed with a weak solution during the growing season.
Care Tips: Due to their vigorous growth habit, Asparagus setaceus may become pot bound. If required, re-pot during springtime. Trim in winter/early spring to maintain desired size and shape. Thorns can be sharp so take care when handling.
Description - Asparagus setaceus plumosus is an elegant fern with long wiry stems and lovely frond-like sprays that scramble outwards horizontally. It is bushy initially, developing long, twining stems of bright green, feathery fronds. Tiny green-white bell shaped flowers may appear in late summer which develop into small, purple berries. Although Asparagus setaceus looks soft and frilly, it does develop thorns to watch for when handling.
Asparagus setaceus plumosus is also known as Lace Fern, Common Asparagus Fern or Climbing Asparagus. Although it is called a fern, it is really a member of the lily family.
Toxicity: The berries are inedible. May cause skin irritation.