Help to identify 2 houseplants

Dear Judy,I recently bought 2 plants at my local flower shop, unfortunately the seller was unable to tell me exactly what species are they. I was wondering if you could help me to identify them ; I know that the first one is probably some kind of a fern, the second one however remains a mystery to me 🙂 Kind regards, Aga

Hi Aga,

Needle like bright green asparagus fern
Asparagus Fern

Your first plant is a type of Asparagus Fern. It’s really not a fern, but a member of the lily family.  It gets its name because new growth looks like tiny asparagus spears. You can read my plant care tips for Asparagus Ferns in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.

Bright green fluffy, ruffle fern
Fluffy Ruffle Fern

This is a Fluffy Ruffle Fern. Here are some care tips: Medium light, moist soil, feed monthly when actively growing (always dilute plant food to 1/2-1/4 recommended strength), likes high humidity, does well in cooler temperatures.