4” Asparagus Fern (Fern Leaf Plumosus)


General species of the Asparagus genus are commonly known as asparagus fern, which is typically grown as a houseplant. While different species, both are very similar plants with bright green feathery-textured foliage.
This plant is a not fern, but instead, they are warm-weather perennials closely related to the common edible garden asparagus. In zones 9 to 11, these plants are hardy outdoors.

Asparagus fern is mildly toxic to humans and moderately toxic to pets.1

Common Name Asparagus fern
Botanical Name Asparagus aethiopicus, A. densiflorus
Family Asparagaceae
Plant Type Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size Up to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide
Sun Exposure Partial (outdoor); bright, indirect light (indoors)
Soil Type Well-drained potting mix
Soil pH Slightly acidic (6.5-6.8)
Bloom Time Spring to fall
Flower Color White; flowers are insignificant
Hardiness Zones 9-11 (USDA)
Native Area South Africa
Toxicity Mildly toxic humans; moderately toxic to dogs and cats

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