Asparagus Sprengeri

Asparagus Sprengeri

SKU: BEN03161118

Asparagus Fern is not a true fern, but a member of the lily family (Liliaceae).

Long, arching stems densely covered with short, needle-like leaflets give this plant a delicate appearance. It has a cascading habit that makes it ideal for a hanging basket. Or set this ornamental trailer on a multi-level plant stand. Its feathery foliage blends in beautifully with other humidity-loving house plants. 

Origin: South Africa

Height: Trailing stems up to 3 ft (90 cm) long

Light: Bright, indirect light year-round. Give your plant a quarter turn every week or so for even growth. If you don't have a window available, this fern grows beautifully under artificial light. Set plant 8 to 12 inches below light source for 14 to 16 hours per day. 

Water: Water thoroughly, allowing soil to dry out a little between waterings. Water sparingly in winter, but do not allow soil to dry out completely. 

Humidity: Prefers moist air. Dry indoor air will cause this plant to shed its small leaflets. Set pot on a tray of wet pebbles and mist leaves daily with room-temperature water to keep the humidity high (around 40% relative humidity or higher).

Temperature: Average room (65-75°F/18-24°C). This plant will tolerate a minimum temperature of 50°F/10°C. Keep this plant away from heat/AC vents that may cause it to dry out.

Soil: Good-quality, all-purpose potting mix

Fertilizer: Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced house plant fertilizer diluted by half. 

Propagation: This is an easy plant to grow from seeds. Divide overcrowded plants in spring. Ease the plant out of its container and divide the plant with a sharp knife, keeping as much of the roots attached as possible.