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Asparagus Fern / Asparagus Setaceus Plumosus

 

Asparagus setaceus plumosus, also known as Lace Fern, is a lily family member, although it is called a fern.
She is native to Southern Africa and was initially described by the German botanist Carl Sigismund Kunth. Its name is derived from the Latin saeta "hair" or "bristle," hence "hairy."

It is fast-growing and easy to care for and can reach a height of 2.5m unless pruned.

She's an elegant plant with long wiry stems and lovely frond-like sprays that scramble outwards horizontally. It is bushy, developing long, twining stems of bright green, feathery fronds.

She needs a bright place, with indirect sunlight, average warm household temperatures, with a minimum of 13°C in winter, and if you love to mist your plants - this one is for you - it's a pleasure to see the water drops sitting on the feathery "branches."

Keep her well-watered but not in soggy soil. It doesn't have a winter dormancy period but appreciates some resting time, with reduced watering over the winter months.
You can take her outside for the growing season if you'll keep it in a shady spot and bring her back inside in early fall.

Pinch back stem tips as needed to maintain plant form and promote dense foliage growth. If the plant loses its attractive shape, you may cut back the stems to the soil so that it can regenerate.

The plant is 30 cm tall and will be shipped in a 12 cm pot.