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Asparagus Fern

Asparagus spp.

Asparagus Fern Plant Features

A longtime favorite for adding texture to spaces indoors and out, asparagus fern is so versatile, you can grow it as a houseplant or outside in hanging baskets and container gardens. The plant's fine texture looks great no matter where you grow it!

Indoors, asparagus fern hangs beautifully from baskets in front of windows. It's also a fine choice for coffee tables and other large horizontal surfaces. Upright varieties, such as foxtail fern, are perfect for small planters on desks or tabletops, as well as larger planters on the floor.

Outdoors, asparagus fern is a favorite plant to use in mixed containers. Its rich color accents most flowers and its fine texture makes asparagus fern a welcome addition to container gardens. You can also grow it in large hanging baskets to decorate shaded front porches and balconies. 

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Asparagus Fern Growing Instructions

Indoors, grow asparagus fern in a medium to bright spot. In Southern areas, it's best to shield asparagus from a lot of direct sun. Water asparagus fern regularly; the leaves will turn brown and crispy if it doesn't receive enough water. 

Outdoors, asparagus fern does well in shade or part shade. It can take full sun if it stays relatively moist. Regular watering is important, especially if you grow asparagus fern in hanging baskets.

Asparagus fern is not intended for consumption by humans or animals. 


  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Medium light
    Outside: Part sun
    Outside: Shade
    Outside: Sun

  • Colors

    Green

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air


Complement your Asparagus Fern with these varieties:
Yucca Cane
Indoors, grow asparagus fern as a striking contrast to bold, spiky yucca cane.

Geranium, Annual
Outdoors, asparagus fern is a classic companion for geraniums.

Angelonia
Outdoors, angelonia's upright flowers are a fun contrast to asparagus fern.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Asparagus densiflorus Myers Foxtail Fern

Asparagus densiflorus Myers

Typically grown outdoors, foxtail fern has fluffy plumes of foliage, giving it a decidedly different look than its cousins. It does best in part shade and moist soil.

Asparagus setaceus Plumosus Plumosa Fern

Asparagus setaceus Plumosus

Plumosa fern offers a more feathery appearance than its cousins. This asparagus fern is often grown as a houseplant, where it prefers medium light and regular watering.

Exotic Angel
Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' Sprengeri Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

Easy to grow indoors and out, sprengeri fern has a graceful, arching habit. Note: It is hardy outdoors in Zones 9-11.

Exotic Angel