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Asparagus fern (densiflorus myers)

Asparagus fern (densiflorus myers)

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13cm Pot size
30cm high

Discover the unique beauty of the 'Myers' asparagus fern. With its stiff, upright habit, this spreading perennial herb adds a touch of elegance to any space.

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How do i care for my asparagus fern?

Caring for an asparagus fern involves providing it with the right environment, watering appropriately, fertilizing, and occasional pruning. Here are some guidelines to help you care for your asparagus fern:

  1. Light: Asparagus ferns prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially during the morning hours, but avoid intense afternoon sun, as it can scorch the leaves. If your fern is indoors, place it near a window where it can receive adequate light without direct exposure to the sun.
  2. Temperature: Asparagus ferns thrive in temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost.
  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your asparagus fern when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure proper drainage to prevent water from accumulating around the roots, which can lead to root rot.
  4. Humidity: Asparagus ferns prefer high humidity levels. To increase humidity, mist the foliage regularly or place a humidifier near the plant. You can also set the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water, but make sure the bottom of the pot is not sitting in water.
  5. Fertilizing: Feed your asparagus fern with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization frequency during fall and winter when growth slows down.
  6. Repotting: Asparagus ferns may need repotting every 1-2 years, or when they outgrow their current container. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and use a well-draining potting mix.
  7. Pruning: Prune your asparagus fern regularly to remove dead or yellowing foliage and to control its size and shape. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make cuts just above the soil level or at the base of the stem.
  8. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

By following these care guidelines, you can help your asparagus fern thrive and remain healthy.