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Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern

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Did you know that an Asparagus Fern is not actually a Fern?

Surprisingly enough, it is related to the lily (Liliaceae) family!

They hail from the humid forests of Southern Africa, and are given the name because they have soft leaves that arch like a Fern.

Prune it back. Trim off older, bare stems in the spring to make room for new growth and to keep the plant looking neat.

Repot in spring. Move to a pot only 1 size larger. Allow 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm) from the surface of the potting mix to the rim of the pot. The fleshy, tuberous roots sometimes force the potting mix up as they grow.

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.

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