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Sprenger Asparagus Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' syn. A. densiflorus

 

Sprenger Asparagus Fern

Asparagus aethiopicus is an evergreen herb, commonly used as groundcover, in hanging baskets or in containers. It has showy foliage and bright red berries. It is a woody evergreen plant with upright or trailing branches which can grow up to 6 feet in length. Flowering lasts for roughly two weeks during the summer. Fruit is bright red in color. Toxic to domestic pets.

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plant Features
  • Sprenger Asparagus Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Sprenger Asparagus Fern likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Sprenger Asparagus Fern is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Sprenger Asparagus Fern likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Sprenger Asparagus Fern

Latin name

Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' syn. A. densiflorus

type

Herb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sprenger Asparagus Fern likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Sprenger Asparagus Fern is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Sprenger Asparagus Fern likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Sprenger Asparagus Fern likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sprenger Asparagus Fern is 1.80meters x 0.60meters 1.80 M 0.60 M

Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' syn. A. densiflorus

Asparagus aethiopicus is an evergreen herb, commonly used as groundcover, in hanging baskets or in containers. It has showy foliage and bright red berries. It is a woody evergreen plant with upright or trailing branches which can grow up to 6 feet in length. Flowering lasts for roughly two weeks during the summer. Fruit is bright red in color. Toxic to domestic pets.


Planting new plants

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Prefers infertile, shallow, sandy soils. Set in partial shade. In temperate climates, Asparagus Aethiopicus is grown as a decorative houseplant, often in hanging baskets, as it is not frost tolerant. In warmer climates, it can be invasive and in some countries, it is considered a weed.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagation is usually by seed. Prefers infertile, shallow, sandy soils. Seeds can be sown directly into the growing position.

 
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