Plant Care Garden Asparagus

Garden Asparagus

Also known as

Asparagus and Sparrow grass

Taxonomy

Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Garden Asparagus

💦 Water

How often to water your Garden Asparagus

Water needs for Garden Asparagus
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Asparagus 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 Garden Asparagus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Garden Asparagus in your home

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

Garden Asparagus 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 Garden Asparagus in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Garden Asparagus

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Garden Asparagus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Garden Asparagus →

Common Garden Asparagus Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Garden Asparagus 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.

Garden Asparagus Water Frequency →

Garden Asparagus Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Garden Asparagus 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 🏡.

Garden Asparagus Light Requirements →

Garden Asparagus Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Garden Asparagus is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Garden Asparagus Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Garden Asparagus 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.

Garden Asparagus Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Garden Asparagus 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 Garden Asparagus →

When and How to Successfully Repot Garden Asparagus →


💩 Fertilizer

Garden Asparagus 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!


🌎 Native Region

Garden Asparagus is native to Europe and Western Asia.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Garden Asparagus grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Garden Asparagus →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Garden Asparagus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Garden Asparagus Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Garden Asparagus 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

🧐 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 Garden Asparagus

Garden Asparagus

Garden Asparagus


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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