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Asparagus fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii'

Foxtail fern

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This tuberous evergreen fern cultivar has a compact growth habit, growing to around 50cm high. This bright green fern is known for its neat upright growth which resembles cat's tail. It looks particularly lush when planted en-masse but is also useful as a container plant. The graceful arching stems feature feathery needle-like foliage. Tiny white-pink, star-shaped flowers appear in summer, followed by red berries in autumn. The attractive foliage can be used in floral arrangements.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Division
In Autumn dig up the entire plant. Wash the soil off roots. With sterile secateurs, cut the roots into sections. Each segment can be replanted individually

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds such as white-eyes, bulbuls, barbets and robins are attracted to the berr
Indoor plant
Can be used as an indoor pot plant
Drought resistant
Can tolerate periods of drought
Pot plant
Very successful pot plant

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Asparagaceae
Flower colour
Pink, White
Scent
None

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