The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Asparagus

Family: Asparagaceae.

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Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' Common name(s): Asparagus fern
Asparagus Genus of about 300 species of evergreen and deciduous perennials, climbers, and subshrubs from sandy and coastal sites in Europe, Asia and Africa. Asparagus Ferns are grown for their foliage. But they are not ferns, and the 'leaves' are really needle-like branches. Asparagus is an easy plant to grow - grow it as trailer in hanging baskets.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth - minimum 50F at night.Semi-shade or bright light. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Water sparingly in winter. For the rest of the year water thoroughly. Misting is necessary. Never use a coarse spray. Divide plants at any time of the year. Sow seed at 61 F (16 C) in autumn or spring.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'
Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'
Asparagus falcatus
Asparagus falcatus
Asparagus plumosus Bak. (A. setaceus Jessop)
Asparagus plumosus Bak. (A. setaceus Jessop)
Asparagus umbellatus
Asparagus umbellatus

User-submitted additions and corrections:

vonheizer
Romania
14th Mar 2008
wonderful photos
A BEN oun
LIBYA
25th Aug 2009
I HAVE THIS PLANT AND MOST OF THE PLANTS YOU ARE SHOWING IN HERE GREAT PLANTS AND GREAT PIC.,
Mary Barnes
United States
2nd May 2010
I have a asparagus fern and it is a beautiful plant. The plant is almost 6 feet long and almost touches the floor. It grows little flowers on it. It always amazes me that plants like this grow flowers on them.
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