Plant Care Asparagus Fern
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Asparagus Fern

4.5 out of 5 (52 experiences)

Asparagus Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
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 Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 25
Asparagus Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 25
Asparagus Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Asparagus Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Asparagus Fern has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Asparagus Fern has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Asparagus Fern has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
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@Alex
New York
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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Sunnyplantmom avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Ferdinand by Sunnyplantmom on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

This is my absolute favorite plant. It is an extreme survivor. It grows extremely fast. The leaves are adorable and it is a beautiful addition to any home. My fern got spider mites and ended up destr…

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@Kingcanna
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Fern Fern by Kingcanna on Greg, the plant care app
05/10/2021

Very easy plant to keep! Water once a week and Mist every 3 days. I love the appearance! It Looks like it should be in a miniature forest! Even though it’s really soft and nice to touch, you SHOULD N…

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@Hayleywren
Guildford, England
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Ferny by Hayleywren on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

When healthy has fluffy green leaves but if left in direct sunlight for too long they’ll crisp up and look like it’s dead:( thankfully easy fix with water and plant food, true survivor & puts out new…

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@Martin
New York
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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@Markous
Klang, Selangor
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Harry by Markous on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

Very easy to care for. It doesn't require long hours of light, preferably west side window. Watering is pretty straightforward as well. As long as the soul is moist and not dry, Harry will be happy.

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@Gillysplants
Aloha, Oregon
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Duke by Gillysplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

a no problem plant, always looking great and growing and very easy to take care of. whenever my other plants are lacking nutrients this plant is always still looking fantastic

Lana avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Mr. Fern by Lana on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

For a 5-6 in plant, I left it unwatered for about 2-3 weeks and it looked like I wouldn’t be able to revive it, but it took a few months for it to look like nothing happened!

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@Dunn00
Brentwood, England
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Asparagus Fern Cotton by Dunn00 on Greg, the plant care app
06/23/2021

Seems like it is growing really fast with little maintenance. One long tendril is reaching across half of my office trying to get to the sun!

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@Brennanarno…
Hartland, Michigan
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named gus by Brennanarnold on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

this plant was tricky at first, but once i repotted and did more research, it’s growth took off. simple once you understand the basics

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 region 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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