Plant Care Asparagus Aethiopicus

Asparagus Aethiopicus

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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

Taxonomy

Asparagus aethiopicus
Asparagus
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Asparagus Aethiopicus

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Asparagus Aethiopicus in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Asparagus Aethiopicus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Asparagus Aethiopicus may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Sprenger's Asparagus Light Requirements →

Sprenger's Asparagus Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Sprenger's Asparagus Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Asparagus Aethiopicus doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Sprenger's Asparagus Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Asparagus Aethiopicus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Sprenger's Asparagus →

When and How to Successfully Repot Sprenger's Asparagus →


💩 Fertilizer

Asparagus Aethiopicus should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Sprenger's Asparagus →


🌎 Native Region

Asparagus Aethiopicus is native to Europe and Western Asia.


🌱 Propagation

Asparagus Aethiopicus can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Sprenger's Asparagus →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Asparagus Aethiopicus

Asparagus Aethiopicus

Asparagus Aethiopicus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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05/13/2021

I don’t know how true it is but I think it purges in the winter.

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