Plant Care Asparagus Fern
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Asparagus Fern

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Asparagus Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Asparagus Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

common asparagus fern, asparagus grass, lace fern, climbing asparagus, or ferny asparagus and plumosa fern

Taxonomy

Asparagus setaceus
Asparagus
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Asparagus Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Asparagus Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Asparagus Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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@Alex
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Winston by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

This plant is fun! It grows in wacky ways. If you get an asparagus fern, do yourself a favor and put it in a south-facing window that can see blue skies (no buildings blocking the sky) or get a grow …

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Jazzy by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

I selfishly have this one in my office on a windowsill that doesn’t get any direct sunlight. It’s surviving just fine, very tolerant of low light. I love it’s thin leaves, very peaceful looking pla…

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@Sam_salinas
Bay City, MI
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Fernando by Sam_salinas on Greg, the plant care app
03/24/2021

He lost a limb today due to yellowing but he’s a pretty color. Drops needles like crazy.

How to care for Asparagus Fern

Water

How often to water your Asparagus Fern

Water needs for Asparagus Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Asparagus Fern 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 Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Asparagus Fern in your home

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

Asparagus Fern 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Asparagus Fern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Asparagus Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Asparagus Fern: 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 Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern


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.

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