information: All members of the Asparagus family
are quite easy to grow. They are actually related to the Asparagus
spears we buy at the grocery store. Florist use Sprengeri Fern as
a filler green in flower and funeral arrangements. Asparagus 'Sprengeri' can be
indoors and outdoors. Outdoors they are commonly used as a bedding
plant in mixed container in full sun.
Indoors place your Asparagus 'Sprengeri' in either full sun or
very bright indirect light. The more light the better.
Asparagus sprengeri can consume a lot of
water... so check it for watering every few days until you become familiar
with its needs. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. A mature pot
bound Aspargus sprengeri fern can consume quite a bit of water so
it may be necessary to water the plant two or three times. Remove
any water from the drip tray that has not been absorbed by the
plant within 24 hours.
Feed monthly with Peter's Houseplant Food if the Asparagus fern
is actively growing. Bi-monthly if inactive.
will eventually fill its entire container with whiteish-clear
tubers that will force the plant upward out of its pot.
When this happens it's time to repot or divide the plant. To
divide a Sprengeri fern remove the plant from its pot and break or
cut the tubers into the desired number of plants you wish to end
up with. Re-pot each tuber clump using a good quality potting
soil. Water thoroughly and within a couple of months you'll have
several happy Foxtail Ferns.
Common houseplant pests include: Aphids on new growth.
Asparagus sprengeri are readily available in the spring, but
difficult to find any other time of year. "Sprengeri
Ferns" are usually available in small 3", 4" and
6" containers as well as 8" thru 12" hanging