Asparagus retrofractus is one of several houseplants from Southern Africa commonly called Asparagus Ferns. But despite this common name, it's not a true fern at all. We love this ornamental species for its green, pom-pom-shaped leaflike clusters called cladophylls that eventually start to drape over the sides of the pot. This plant has an extensive root system and can handle heavy pruning to keep it the shape you prefer.
• Light: Place in bright, indirect light
• Water: Allow to dry slightly between waterings. Water when first 1-2” of soil feels dry to the touch, or at first sign of wilt
• Considerations: Thrives in high humidity. Yellowing needles that drop typically means the plant needs more light or water
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Asparagus retrofactus that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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Ming Asparagus retrofractus
I’ve got to say, initially I thought it was a little crazy to order live houseplants to be shipped from the west coast to the east. But your nursery was the only place I could find a Ming asparagus fern so I went for it. The plants arrived, are still in their nursery pots as directed, sitting in indirect sunlight. They look absolutely perfect & beautiful- just what I wanted. Thank you! I won’t hesitate to order from you again, promise...