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Other Names: Asparagus Fern/Plume Asparagus/Foxtail Fern

Scientific Name: Asparagus Aethiopicus Meyeri

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Asparagus

Native: Southern Africa


An elegant addition to a balcony or garden, this sun-loving fern adds grace to its surroundings. This evergreen perennial looks best when grown in a large hanging or standing container that allows its fronds to flow outward and downward easily. A low maintenance plant when grown outdoors in tropical climates. There are two well-known varieties of this asparagus species - the 'Sprengeri' with sparser foliage and longer stems that unfurl downward, and this one - the 'Meyeri' with thicker foliage on shorter stems that are oriented upward. 


*Highly rated as an airpurifier when placed indoors.

**Sold in a Small and in a Large size (both in 4" plastic containers).

***All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.

Asparagus Aethiopicus Meyeri/Foxtail Fern

  • GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container or grow in-ground to increase root and foliage growth. Grow separately as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources. Trim off old, drying leaves from time to time and add this as shredded foliage around your plant to increase humus and soil health.

    LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to ambient light for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade as exposure to strong direct sunlight will burn the leaves of this plant.

    WATERING: Daily in summer and thrice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.

    FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.

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