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Asparagus fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii'

Foxtail fern

This bright green fern is known for its neat upright growth resembling a cat's tail. It looks particularly lush when planted en-masse but is also useful as a container plant. The graceful arching stems feature feathery needle-like foliage. Tiny white star shaped flowers appear in summer, followed by red berries. The stems can be used in floral arrangements.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Not applicable

Propagation

Division
In Autumn dig up the entire plant. Wash the soil off roots. With sterile secateurs, cut the roots into sections. Each segment can be replanted individually

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds such as white-eyes, bulbuls, barbets and robins are attracted to the berr
Indoor plant
Can be used as an indoor pot plant
Drought resistant
Can tolerate periods of drought
Pot plant
Very successful pot plant

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Asparagaceae
Flower colour
Pink, White
Scent
None

Problems

None known

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