Plant Care Asparagus Fern
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Asparagus Fern

4.6 out of 5 (31 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 18
Asparagus Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Asparagus Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Asparagus Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Asparagus Fern has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Asparagus Fern has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Asparagus Fern has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 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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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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Medicine Hat, AB
Rating of the plant Asparagus Fern named Fern Fern by Pottinspottin 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, 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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@Markous
Kampung Batu Kapar, 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
Beaverton, OR
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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Hartland, MI
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

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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 located in Saint Paul, MN.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Asparagus Fern in Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, MN

88% High

Growing Asparagus Fern in Saint Paul right now

Light needs for plant Asparagus Fern in Saint Paul, MN

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 15th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Saint Paul is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Asparagus Fern in Saint Paul, MN

Sunlight intensity will increase by 9.1% ☀️

June 15th, 2021

Saint Paul is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Saint Paul is expected to increase by 9.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Asparagus Fern in Saint Paul, MN

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

June 15th, 2021

This month, Saint Paul is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.4 total hours of …

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Saint Paul, MN ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Asparagus Fern thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Asparagus Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Asparagus Fern in Saint Paul, MN

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 10th, 2021

The growing potential in Saint Paul is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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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 your location in Saint Paul, MN, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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