Plant Care Asparagus Aethiopicus

Asparagus Aethiopicus

4.2 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Asparagus Aethiopicus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Asparagus Aethiopicus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Sprenger's Asparagus, Sprenger's Asparagus, asparagus grass and foxtail fern


Asparagus aethiopicus

How to care for Asparagus Aethiopicus


How often to water your Asparagus Aethiopicus

Water needs for Asparagus Aethiopicus
0.5 cups
every 9

Asparagus Aethiopicus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Asparagus Aethiopicus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Sprenger's Asparagus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asparagus Aethiopicus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Asparagus Aethiopicus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Asparagus Aethiopicus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Asparagus Aethiopicus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Asparagus Aethiopicus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Asparagus Aethiopicus

Asparagus Aethiopicus

Asparagus Aethiopicus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Asparagus Aethiopicus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Asparagus Aethiopicus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
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I don’t know how true it is but I think it purges in the winter.

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