Asparagus Setaceus 'Zierspargel Farn'
The Asparagus fern looks enticing enough to eat. Originating in Africa it’s lace-like fronds offer great texture. Due to its delicate structure it gives the appearance of taking up very little space. This houseplant would be a great contrast to a Sanseveria or look wonderful placed in the bathroom (as long as you have a source of light coming in, of course). As an evergreen it grows steadily throughout the year and if allowed will reach up to 60 cm in height. A. setaceus is hardy and fairly resistant to pests.
When caring for a fern keep in mind they do not enjoy direct afternoon sunlight. They like to have a consistently damp well-draining soil but will not appreciate being drowned. Feel free to place it in the kitchen so it can enjoy the humidity that comes from cooking or you can spray it to remove any dust particles and keep that photosynthesis going or just give it a soft tousle by running your fingers through it. That softness always sends shivers running down our backs. It might also be good to set a shallow dish filled with water nearby to help increase the humidity.
Size: Approximately 30-35cm long in a 12 cm nursery pot
Care tips: bright, indirect light, maintaining a damp soil