Asparagus densiflours Sprengeri Group
Not actually a fern, but a member of the lily family, this easy – care plant has graceful, feathery foliage.
HOWNOT TO KILL IT
Location – Place the plant in a coolish room (45-70F / 7-21C), away from direct heat, such a heat register. It likes some humidity, so does well grouped with other plants. It’s a good choice for a bathroom.
Light – Ideally, provide bright, indirect light.
Watering + Feeding – Water when the top 1in ( 2-3cm) of potting mix has dried out . Don’t let the mix dry out completely, or allow it to become waterlogged, Reduce watering in winter. Feed monthly in spring and summer.
Care – In winter, mist the leaves occasionally if the room is centrally heated. Cut away any yellowing stems at the base. Repot the plant in spring if the root ball comes into contact with the edge of the pot.
Older foliage at the bottom of the plant will yellow naturally. If yellowing elsewhere, the room temperature may be too high, there may be too much light, or your plant may be under- or overwatered. Make sure that the potting mix is not waterlogged, which leads to root rot.
SAVE IT – Move it away from a heat register or to a cooler room, and place it in a slightly shadier spot. Allow the mix to dry out if it is waterlogged and make sure let the top 1in (2-3cm) dry out between waterings. Check for root rot.
BROWN EDGES ON THE LEAVES?
Your plant has had too much sun, or the potting mix has dried out.
SAVE IT – Move it to a shadier spot. Water, letting any excess drain away.