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Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Plumosus

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I'm mad about mist, if you mist me regularly I'll love you forever!


I'm happiest in a nice shady area out of the sun.


Keep it consistent, once the top two inches of soil are dry, water me so I keep looking my best.
Botanical name
Asparagus Plumosus
Asparagus Fern; Lace Fern; Ferny Asparagus
Plant type
Indoor; Fern
Plant height (including pot)
20-30cm; 40-50cm
Pet/baby safe?
Toxic to pets and babies
Growing Speed
Fast grower - max height 1m
Nursery pot size
12cm; 15cm

Top tip

Although named the Asparagus Fern, this plant is not part of the fern family but part of the lily family.

About Asparagus Fern

The Asparagus Plumosus is a queen of a plant. It enjoys shade, is a total diva, and is a bit of a climber. Plus, they insist you call them an Asparagus Fern even though they're secretly part of the lily family. Like any true diva, they can't stand being touched, so enjoy their beauty with your eyes not your hands. In fact, it hates being touched so much it’s toxic. So, keep your Asparagus Fern away from cats, dogs, children, and all other little Pricklettes.

The Lace Fern loves to be misted regularly and will need a new home every year - so keep an eye out for signs of it being rootbound. As a queen, it understands that a little work is required to achieve the ideal shape, so trimming is a must - especially as it’s a fast grower (up to 1m). If you notice your Asparagus Fern leaves start to brown give them a little more water.

While some elements of Asparagus Fern care can be tricky, the fact they can tolerate shade and lower temperatures of 13°C and above, means it is easier to find a suitable place to keep them. Here at Prickle, we think this South African beauty looks great in kitchens and bathrooms.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Asparagus Fern questions @Prickleplantsuk.