Synonym: Asparagus plumosus
Name in Latin: Liliaceae
Name in English: Lily family
Growth Habit: branching woody vine
Leaf: tiny threadlike leaves form dark green feathery sprays that resemble fern fronds.
Florists use the foliage as fillers in bouquets , it holds up much better than delicate ferns. Grow indoors in indirect light , keep it pruned back to form a mound . The Asparagus Plumosa can be grown outdoors in mild wintered areas it is hardy to 20 degrees, grow in light shade for best color.
Care and Handling
Amount of water: Keep the soil of the asparagus plumosa fern moist but not waterlogged. If the plant's soil is overly wet, its foliage will begin to turn yellow and brown.
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The asparagus plumosa fern belongs to the family Liliaceae. Not a true fern, the plant is actually related closely to asparagus, onions, lilies and garlic plants. Even though the plant belongs to a vegetable family, all parts of it are toxic.