ASPARAGACEAE
Asparagus densiflorus

Common names:  Asparagus Fern, Emerald feather

Light needs:  High, indirect light.

Best temperatures:  Average to cool conditions.  Can survive a variety of temperatures from frost to full sun.

Water and humidity needs:  Keep the soil lightly moist.  Plant can tolerate draught for a while.

Growing guidelines:  Grow in a humus-rich mix.  Fertilize four times a year.

Common problems:  Yellow foliage means too much light or a lack of nitrogen.  If the leaves become brittle or fall off easily, it is time to repot into a bigger container.

Propagation:  Divide large plants after cutting the stems down to the soil.  Seed.

Comments:  These make bright red berries that attract birds.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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