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Asparagus Fern

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NameAsparagus Fern / Emerald Fern / Basket Asparagus
Botanical NameAsparagus densiflorus
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan grow as much as 80cm tall
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Shade
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeLate summer
AppearanceElongated, pointed, light green leaves
Hardiness Zones9-11
Native AreaCoastal Southeastern Africa
ToxicityToxic to people and pets

Asparagus Fern Care

These plants tolerate low light and won’t wither up in dry, indoor air and as such are one of the hardiest indoor plants around. They also likes damp soil, so they are fairly forgiving of mild overwatering. Asparagus ferns will grow in bright to low light, and even do well with artificial light. In lower light conditions, the foliage may turn a lighter shade of green.

Asparagus ferns are marked by soft, graceful, fern-like foliage with small white or pink flowers and berries in spring. The plants are perennials when grown outdoors and remain green year-round as houseplants and they also trail nicely down the sides of a hanging basket.

Keep the soil of these plants evenly moist, watering about twice per week. The top layer of soil should be dry before watering, but do not let the soil dry out completely.  During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis.

These plants will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

Asparagus ferns’ foliage and berries are poisonous to pets and humans, so keep it in a hanging basket that’s high out of reach if you are worried about nibblers.

The below pictures are just for reference.

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions19 × 25 × 35 cm