Asparagus plumosus (asparagus or lace fern)

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It looks like a fern, and it's often called a fern, but it's part of the asparagaceae genus, (which is very broad). It grows much faster than a fern and has fantastic floating plumes of foliage.

Please note, the planter is not included.


Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust. 
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible. 
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).


Southern Africa


Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.


Pot size: 12cm / Height: 15cm