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Asparagus ferns are not true ferns but belong to the Asparagus genus. Their soft, needle-like leaves resemble the foliage of asparagus plants.

Asparagus Fern Overview Genus Name: Asparagus Common Name: Asparagus Fern Plant Type: Annual, Houseplant, Perennial Height: 1 to 3 feet Width: 18 to 36 inches

Special Features: Attracts Birds, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance Zones: 10, 11, 9 Propagation: Division, Seed

Where to Plant Asparagus Fern Asparagus ferns thrive in locations with dappled shade when grown outdoors. For potted houseplants, they should be placed in indirect or filtered light for optimal growth.

It's important to note that asparagus ferns can spread vigorously through their roots and by birds eating the berries, so regular monitoring is necessary, especially in areas where they are considered invasive.

Asparagus Fern Care Tips Light: Asparagus ferns prefer dappled shade outdoors and indirect or filtered light indoors.

Soil and Water: They thrive in organically rich, well-drained soil and should be kept evenly moist.

Temperature and Humidity: Asparagus ferns prefer warm and humid climates (about 70°F) and cannot withstand temperatures below 55°F for extended periods.

Fertilizer: Apply a weak liquid fertilizer about once a week during active growth.

Pruning: Pinch back stem tips by about a third every few months to promote dense growth.

Potting and Repotting: Repot or divide the plant when the fleshy roots push out of the pot, ensuring to take several underground bulbs during division.

Garden Plan for Asparagus Fern A garden plan for partial shade can include asparagus ferns as fillers towards the front of the bed, adding color to areas that don't receive full sun.

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