Asparagus Fern (Asparagus setaceus)
$9.35 incl. GST
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- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 28-30cm
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Asparagus setaceus, commonly known as common asparagus fern, lace fern, climbing asparagus, or ferny asparagus, is a climbing plant in the genus Asparagus.
- Despite its common name, the plant is not a true fern but has leaves that resemble one.
- Asparagus setaceus is a scrambling perennial herb with tough green stems, which may reach several meters in length.
- The leaves are actually leaf-like cladodes up to 7 mm long by 0.1 mm in diameter, which arise in clumps of up to 15 from the stem, making a fine, soft green fern-like foliage.
- Asparagus ferns should be planted in loose, well-draining soil.
- They should be fertilized with a balanced fertilizer, equal parts of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorous.
- Fertilizer should be applied only to wet soil unless the fertilizer is a liquid.
- The asparagus fern thrives in a dappled shade, although it can be acclimated to more light.
- Keeping an asparagus fern hydrated takes a little effort.
- If the plant appears to be turning brown and droopy, it likely needs more water in the soil.