This fluffy plant is as soft to the touch as it looks. The specialized leaves 'cladodes’ give the plant a full and fluffed look. Younger plants are bushier and resemble a miniature forest, as the plant matures it sends out tendrils for climbing.
Ferns love humidity and require indirect to medium light. If the plant is exposed to bright light, the leaves will become scorched.
Grow Pot Size: 2” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-6” Plant Care Level: Medium
Ferns are known for their air-purifying properties.
Fern ‘Asparagus’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Lace Fern, Climbing Asparagus
Binomial Name:Asparagus setaceus
Care Level: Medium
Light: Bright indirect or filtered light
Water: Allow top 2” to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Fern ‘Asparagus’ Story
Where is it from? South Africa
Who is the Fern ‘Asparagus’? The Fern ‘Asparagus’ is a very fluffy fern and resembles an asparagus plume.
Good For You! Ferns are natural air purifying plants and have been documented at removing pollutants and toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Is the Fern ‘Asparagus’ the right plant for me?
Ferns are known to be tricky and hard to care for. Keep the soil slightly moist. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water. Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same.
Pet Friendly: Yes, we love a good pet-friendly fern!
Location Suggestions: Ferns enjoy evenly damp soil and high humidity. This makes them excellent bathroom and kitchen plants.
Bright indirect or filtered light
Keep the soil slightly moist, allow for the soil to almost dry in between watering. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Gently remove dried or brown stems at their base.
Always water the plant around the base and not from overhead.
General Information About Your Plant
The fluffy foliage is adorable! It’s bright green.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.