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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

How to Care Asparagus Fern

Commonly known as Asparagus Fern (Asparagus setaceus) but it is not a true fern but from a lily family.


It requires good watering, too less watering may cause leaf drop and droopy. 
Too much water can cause the leaves to turn yellow the tips.


It won't do well in epiphyte mix medium like orchid mix type - this require soil based medium, ideally 50% potting mix and 50% sand (fast draining medium)

Too wet can cause root rot which may be too late to safe the plant, so do be cautious in the watering regime. It be better not to over-water than under watering this plant.


Foliar Fertilizer, spray weekly on half strength works best for this type of fern


Bright Shaded Light, this can also acclimated to receive bright direct sunlight with good humidity surrounding it.

I had killed this plant few times and I would say that this one is not easy to care for as what it seemed. This one is very sensitive and therefore what I have done is just maintain the one that I had recently bought from the nursery.

I'm been having this one almost for a year now, All I do is water it lightly and kept it in a dry moist area where is receive a good morning sunlight and occasional foliar fertilizer spray on it.

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