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Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’ Liliaceae ASPARAGUS FERN Plant Details

07:48 Relatives of the lily, this plant and Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myers’ are frequently, but incorrectly, called ferns because of their finely divided foliage, which is actually modified stems or branches. 
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In its natural habitat—temperate savanna and warm temperate forests—Asparagus densiflorus will scramble through and up stronger-stemmed plants, but the two cultivars most often grown indoors make excellent plants for hanging baskets.                            asparagus2bdensiflorus2bindoor2bhouse2bplant2bpic-2169486 They produce fleshy roots, often with pronounced tubers on them, which store water and see the plants through brief periods of water shortage; the insignificant flowers are followed by reddish berries.                   asparagus2bdensiflorus2bphoto-7516449 A.d. ‘Sprengeri,’ the emerald-feather fern, with its drooping stems clothed in l-in/2.5-cm-long needlelike “leaves,” makes an excellent trailing plant; a well-grown mature specimen can have a spread of 3ft/90cm.                                     asparagus2bdensiflorus2bpics-8581401 Arguably more attractive is A.d. ‘Myers,’ which has needlelike branchlets arranged around its stems like plumes, hence its common name of foxtail fern. asparagus2bdensiflorus2bindoor2bplant-7812666 Asparagus densiflorus
FACT FILE 
ORIGIN South Africa.
HEIGHT Stems up to 3ft/90cm long.
POTTING MIX Soil-based. asparagus2bdensiflorus2bimage-9976695 REPOTTING Annually in spring. Leave the surface of the soil well below the rim of the pot; the thick, tuberous roots force the soil up as they grow.  asparagus2bdensiflorus2bplant-3771464 PROPAGATION In spring, divide old overcrowded clumps that have lost their vigor with a sharp knife. Try to retain as many of the roots as possible. asparagus2bdensiflorus2bhouse2bplant-4457281 KEEPING PLANTS Asparagus is a long-lived plant; cut out faded fronds to keep the plant looking decorative. asparagus2bdensiflorus2bindoot2bplant2bpotted-5496218

PLANT CARE of Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’ Liliaceae ASPARAGUS FERN

  • Bright filtered sunlight; avoid deep shade. 
  • Minimum winter temperature of 50°F/10°C; normal room temperature at other times.
  • Water thoroughly, allowing the potting mix to dry out a little between waterings; water sparingly in winter. 
  • Feed every 2 weeks from spring to early fall with a standard liquid fertilizer.

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