Asparagus Densiflorus 'Myers' is a variety of asparagus fern with light green needle-like leaves that clothe upright plum-like stems likened to spears or "fox tails". These spear-like stems arise from white fleshy tubers just below the soil surface and can reach upwards of 60cm long and radiate outwards from the center of the plant to give an overall appearance of a fluffy mound. It is a robust, vigorous climber with thorns on older, woody stems though these are small and hardly noticeable. It is extremely easy to look after and fast-growing. Tiny white flowers appear in late summer which sometimes develops into small, red berries.
Asparagus Densiflorus 'Myers' is also sometimes known as the Fox Tail Fern. Although it is called a fern, it is actually a member of the lily family.
Asparagus Densiflorus 'Myers' Care:
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight may scorch the needles, whereas insufficient light may turn them yellow and cause them to drop.
Water:Water regularly to keep the soil moist. The Fox Tail fern can however can survive short periods of drought. Less water is required during the winter.
Temperature: Normal warm household temperatures. It needs a minimum of 7°C in winter.
Humidity: Does not particularly need increased humidity, but will appreciate the occasional misting.
Feed: Feed with a weak solution during the growing season.
Care Tips: Due to their vigorous growth habit, Asparagus Denisflorus 'Myers' may become pot bound. If required, re-pot and trim during springtime to maintain desired size and shape.
Toxicity: The berries are inedible. The plants' sap may cause skin irritation.
Origin: Southern Africa.