Asparagus Ferns

Asparagus sprengeri fern
Sprengeri Fern

Easy care asparagus fern plants, native to South Africa, are not true ferns at all but rather members of the lily family. The name asparagus fern comes from the fact that the new growth resembles tiny asparagus spears. Asparagus sprengeri, a cultivar of asparagus densiflorus is the most popular variety of this plant. Asparagus ferns looks beautiful sitting on a table or hanging in a basket. During the summer these ferns are perfect plants to hang in a sunny spot on your porch. In the proper location, asparagus ferns grow over 2-3ft. wide with cascading trailers length. The long graceful vines of an asparagus fern are covered in tiny needle-like bright green leaves; an added plus are the small white flowers that eventually turn into red berries. Be careful, hidden in the lush foliage are sharp little thorns that are difficult to see.

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


Asparagus Fern