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Asparagus

Classification: Foliage house plant

House Plant Group: Bushy plant / Climbers & Trailers/ Herringbone plant / Spiny-stemmed plant (depending on the variety)

Character: easy to grow

Safe for pets? Yes

Varieties:

  • Asparagus asparagoides (Smilax)
  • Asparagus densiflorus sprengeri (Asparagus fern – Emerald fern)
  • Asparagus falcatus (Sicklethorn)
  • Asparagus meyeri (Plume asparagus – Foxtail fern)
  • Asparagus plumosus (Asparagus setaceus – Asparagus fern)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Yellowing foliage, brown-edged or scorched. Leaf drop: Too much sun or not enough watering
  • Yellowing foliage, no scorch. Leaf drop: Too hot or not enough light
  • Plant death: Root rot

Pests: