Asparagus Falcatus is a variety of asparagus fern with long sickle-like shiny green leaves. It is a robust, vigorous climber with 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 Falcatus can be trained to grow up a pole and can reach a height of 3m unless pruned to the required height.
Asparagus Falcatus is also sometimes known as Sicklethorn. Although it is called a fern, it is actually a member of the lily family.
Asparagus Falcatus 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. Sicklethorn 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 Falcatus may become pot bound. If required, re-pot and trim during springtime to maintain desired size and shape.
Toxicity: The berries are inedible.
Origin: Eastern and Southern Africa.