Broom Asparagus

Asparagus virgatus

Slender Asparagus, ‘Tiki’ Fern, African Broom Fern, Ibutha, Ihabiya, Iphinganhloya, Unwele

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This picture shows cultivation of Asparagus Virgatus in South Africa.
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Asparagus virgatus is an evergreen, perennial plant that produces small, greenish white flowers in summer, and small, spheroid, red seeds. It is also known as ‘Tiki’ fern and African broom fern, but, it is not a fern. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

White

Credits

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Asparagus virgatus by Aluwani Tshiila, KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium, February 2015 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)