Asparagus origins are found in South Africa and it belongs to the Liliaceae (lily family). It has short, needle-like, green leaves that densely cover long, cascading stems. Together it gives a very beautiful, delicate charm to the plant. For decoration purposes this plant with it's emerald-green foliage will best look on a plant stand, hanging basket or a shelf. Appearance of the plant is almost feather-like. It will look it's best in a room with high humidity level.
When the plant matures, in summer time it can produce tiny white flowers with a splash of pale pink, that are hidden in foliage. Afterwards flowers can turn into clusters of green berries that will turn red as they become ripe. Berries are poisonous.
In spring to keep asparagus in good shape, it will benefit from some pruning of old stems that will allow the plant to grow new lush, bushy foliage.
- Bright, indirect light or artificial light for 14 to 16 hours a day.
- Water throughout, let soil to dry out a little before next watering. Water less in winter, but be careful not to allow soil to dry out completely. Plant's roots are thick and tuberous, they store up water therefore soggy soil can cause root rot. If leafs get yellow, it might be caused by overwatering and soggy soil or lack of sufficient sunlight. Using a Sustee Moisture Meter stick helps to figure out how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t under or overwater.
- Prefers high air humidity. If air indoors is too dry, plant can shed it's feathery coat.
- Prefers average room temperature of 18-24°C, but for short periods can tolerate a minimum temperature 10°C. Keep it away from heat or air-conditioner that can prompt drying out.
- Use half diluted balanced fertiliser monthly from spring through fall.
- To repot this plant, you will need 1 pack of For My Plants potting mix for the most loved houseplants.
- Toxic. May cause skin allergy. Berries can cause upset stomach if eaten.
Height of the plant - 35 cm. Diameter of the pot - 12 cm. Sustee size S.
Height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
Diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of it.