asperagus is one of the best fern plant.
What makes it special:
- Reducing airborne dust levels.
- asperagus is easy to grow and maintain.
- Perfect plant for ornamental purposes.
- asperagus feathery light foliage are attractive.
Asparagus aethiopicus is native to southern regions of South Africa. Growing asparagus fern is easy. Asparagus belongs to Asparagaceae family. The frilly, feathery asparagus fern plant appears soft and fuzzy. Asparagus aethiopicus, Sprenger’s asparagus, is a plant native to the Cape Provinces and the Northern Provinces of South Africa.
Often used as an ornamental plant, it is considered an invasive weed in many locations.
Planting and care
- Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light.
- Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
- The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
- Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
- During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
- Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
- Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
- Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.