Plant Care Plume Asparagus

Plume Asparagus

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Plume Asparagus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Plume Asparagus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Emerald Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern and Asparagus myriocladus

Taxonomy

Asparagus densiflorus
Asparagus
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Plume Asparagus

💦 Water

How often to water your Plume Asparagus

Water needs for Plume Asparagus
0.5 cups
every 9

Plume 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 Plume Asparagus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Plume Asparagus in your home

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

Plume 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 Plume Asparagus in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Plume Asparagus

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Plume 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!

Common Plume Asparagus Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Plume 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.

Plume Asparagus Water Frequency →

Plume Asparagus Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Plume 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 🏡.

Plume Asparagus Light Requirements →

Plume Asparagus Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Plume 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.


💨 Humidity

Plume 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.

Plume Asparagus Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Plume 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 Plume Asparagus →

When and How to Successfully Repot Plume Asparagus →


💩 Fertilizer

Plume 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Plume Asparagus →


🌎 Native Region

Plume Asparagus is native to Europe and Western Asia.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Plume Asparagus bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Plume Asparagus Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Plume Asparagus →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Plume Asparagus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Plume Asparagus Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Plume 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

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Plume Asparagus, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 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 Plume Asparagus

Plume Asparagus

Plume 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.

What other plant parents say

Plume Asparagus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Plume Asparagus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Plume Asparagus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Plume Asparagus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
@Mom123 avatar
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globe Salisbury, MD
10/14/2021

Beautiful lacy feen. Lives and grows rapidly outside in warm climate.

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globe Independence, MO
09/08/2021

Another plant my stepmom propagated for me! we split her asparagus fern about a year ago and it has been happy with me ever since!

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globe League City, TX
08/01/2021

Pretty!

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leaf-1 4 Plants
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06/15/2021

This plant grows so fast! Be wary that you may have to repot frequently though.

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