Asparagus setaceus plumosus is an elegant fern with long wiry stems and lovely frond-like sprays that scramble outwards horizontally. It is bushy initially, developing long, twining stems of bright green, feathery fronds. Tiny green-white bell shaped flowers may appear in late summer which develop into small, purple berries. Although Asparagus setaceus looks soft and frilly, it does develop thorns to watch for when handling.
Asparagus setaceus plumosus is also known as Lace Fern, Common Asparagus Fern or Climbing Asparagus. Although it is called a fern, it is really a member of the lily family. It is fast growing and easy to care for and can reach a height of 2.5m unless pruned.
Some steam a day will keep dried leaves at bay! High humidity environments will stop this fern from drying up.
Due to their vigorous growth habit, Asparagus setaceus may become pot-bound. If required, re-pot during springtime.
A little off the top! Trim in winter/early spring to maintain desired size and shape.
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