Asparagus Densiflorus 'Sprengeri' is a variety of asparagus fern Long, arching stems densely covered with short, needle-like leaflets give this plant a delicate appearance. It has a cascading habit that makes it ideal for a hanging basket. Or set this ornamental trailer on a multi-level plant stand. Its feathery foliage blends in beautifully with other humidity-loving house plants. It is a robust, vigorous plant with small thorns on older, woody stems. 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 'Sprengeri' is also sometimes known as the Emerald Feather Fern. Although it is called a fern, it is actually a member of the lily family.
Asparagus Densiflorus 'Sprengeri' 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 Emerald Feather fern can however survive short periods of drought. Less water is required during the winter.
Temperature: Normal warm household temperatures. It needs a minimum of 10°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 'Sprengeri' 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.