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Asparagus fern from above Asparagus fern from the side Close up of delicate foliage
Asparagus fern from the side

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus ferns or asparagus setaceus plumosus are also be known as Lace Ferns due the to their beautiful feathery fronds. Although commonly called a fern, they are actually a member of the lily family and will be happiest somewhere out of direct sunlight.
Current Description
Delicate feathery foliage makes this a stunning addition to a home and a fabulous gift. Grown locally in Sussex, they are really strong and healthy plants just as pictured.
30cm in a 1L pot
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Looking after your Asparagus Fern

A member of the lily family, asparagus ferns or asparagus setaceus plumosus are popular for their delicate feathery fronds providing a lovely textural contrast to other houseplants.

They are an easy-going houseplant, just pop them somewhere warm out of direct light and water regularly (approx. a teacup each time) and they will do very well for you. Do not allow the soil to stay soggy though as this will rot the roots and damage the plant. It is best to allow the excess water to drain away before popping it back in its container.

Your asparagus fern will appreciate a weak solution of feed once every month or so during the spring and summer to encourage healthy growth.

Asparagus ferns grow very quickly and can reach up to 2.5m tall. To keep it a desired shape and help it bush out, just give it a trim in the early spring and mid-summer - just cut a little off the top of the plant.

As they grow so quickly, asparagus ferns can become pot bound. If this is the case, repot your plant in the spring.

Problem Solving They don’t need it to be particularly humid, but if you notice any of the fronds browning then an occasional misting will help prevent this, or you could pop it in the bathroom for a while.

Over watering may cause yellowing. Allow the soil to dry out before resuming watering routine and snip off the dying fronds as they won't recover.

Please note: Your plant may grow tiny white flowers in the summer which develop into purple berries. These are not edible and should be kept well away from pets.