Asparagus falcatus - Sicklethorn

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 12.5cm+ opening

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Asparagus falcatus is a variety of asparagus fern with long sickle-like shiny green leaves. It is a robust, vigorous climber with thorns on older, woody stems. It is extremely easy to look after and fast growing. Tiny white flowers appear in late summer which sometimes develop into small, red berries. Asparagus falcatus can be trained to grow up a pole and can reach a height of 3m unless pruned to required height.

Asparagus falcatus is also sometimes known as Sicklethorn. Although it is called a fern, it is actually a member of the lily family.

Asparagus falcatus Care & Info Guide

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight may scorch the needles, whereas insufficient light may turn them yellow and cause them to drop.

Water: Water regularly to keep the soil moist. Sicklethorn can however survive short periods of drought. Less water is required during the winter.

Temperature: Average warm household temperatures. Needs a minimum of 10°C in winter.

Humidity: Does not particularly need increased humidity, but will appreciate the occasional misting.

Feed: Feed with a weak solution during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: Due to their vigorous growth habit, Asparagus setaceus may become pot bound. If required, re-pot during springtime. Trim in winter/early spring to maintain desired size and shape. Thorns can be sharp so take care when handling.

Height and Growth Rate: Up to 1m. Asparagus are fast growing.

Toxicity: The berries are inedible.

Origin: Eastern and Southern Africa.