Large Forest Asparagus
Also known as
Thorny Creeper, Sicklethorn, Yellowwood Asparagus, Doringtou (Afr.), Ubulawu (Isixhosa), Imblekazana (Isizulu)
Asparagus falcatus, c, Krantzkloof Natuurreservaat by JMK (CC BY-SA 3.0)
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Large Forest Asparagus Overview
A large thorny climber, this member of the Asparagus family is native to South Africa and Mozambique. Grown up fences it's downwards thorns help to hook it to the support in addition to providing defence. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
How to harvest Large Forest Asparagus
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Large Forest Asparagus
Sow seeds in spring or summer, keep at 16C (61F)
Divide old tubers in spring
Special features of Large Forest Asparagus
Growing to 8cm these are a dark green sickle shape
Can be used to provide architecture in Conservatories, Offices or well lit rooms.
In warmer regions it can be grown in containers for outdoor patios. Container grown specimens will likely only reach 2.5m.