How to Care for an Asparagus Fern?

Answer Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflouris) is a traditional hanging basket plant. It is called a fern but it's not actually related to ferns; rather, it's a perennial herb. It has fine needle-like lea... Read More »

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How do I take care of an asparagus fern?

PlantingPlant asparagus fern in a good quality commercial potting mixture. Improve drainage by adding a handful of perlite to the potting mixture. Use a pot with a drainage hole in the bottom.Water... Read More »

How to Propagate an Asparagus Fern?

Asparagus fern is not actually a fern, it just looks like one, with its long stems covered with feathery fronds. Because it's a close relative of asparagus, asparagus fern loves full sun. It does v... Read More »

Asparagus Fern Pests?

Asparagus fern isn't really a fern: it's an evergreen herb. It is a member of the lily family, along with amaryllis, day lilies and tulips. This fluffy, feathery-looking plant is used by floral de... Read More »

Is asparagus fern poisonous to a cat?

The asparagus fern is toxic to cats. According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website, repeatedly rubbing against the plant can lead to allergic dermatitis in cats. Ingesting a berry can... Read More »