Plant Care Sprenger's asparagus

Sprenger's asparagus

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Sprenger's asparagus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Sprenger's asparagus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

asparagus grass and foxtail fern


Asparagus aethiopicus

How to care for Sprenger's asparagus


How often to water your Sprenger's asparagus

Water needs for Sprenger's asparagus
0.5 cups
every 9

Sprenger's 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 Sprenger's asparagus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Sprenger's asparagus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sprenger's asparagus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Sprenger's 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.

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How to fertilize Sprenger's asparagus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Sprenger's 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 Sprenger's asparagus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Sprenger's asparagus

Sprenger's asparagus

Sprenger's asparagus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Sprenger's asparagus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Sprenger's asparagus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
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I don’t know how true it is but I think it purges in the winter.

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