How to care for your Asparagus Fern
Use these instructions to care for an Asparagus Fern. This guide will tell you how to water an Asparagus Fern; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
This plant grows best in bright indirect light and dappled shade, so be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight.
Water when 25% of the soil volume is dry, allowing the water to run out of the drainage hole fully to avoid root rot. If the plant is turning brown or drooping, this is a sign it is not getting enough water.
Asparagus ferns grow best in a humid environment, so regular misting or the use of a pebble tray can help keep the plant green and healthy.
The asparagus fern does best in temperatures from 60–80 °F.
In the spring and summer, fertilize your fern once a month with an all-purpose plant food diluted to half strength.
This plant and its berries are toxic to both humans and pets.
You can propagate this plant by planting its berries or by separating the plant at its roots to replant.
Your Foxtail Fern does well in low to indirect light. The lower light it gets the slower it will grow and its leaves will be more of a pale green. Watch out for too much light as it can burn the foliage.
Water your Foxtail Fern when the soil volume is 50% dry. Water thoroughly until it flows out of the drainage hole. Discard the excess water in the saucer to avoid root rot.
The Foxtail Fern is more forgiving than normal Ferns but appreciates some extra humidity. Mist often, add a pebble tray or place a humidifier nearby.
This plant prefers temperatures between 55-80°F.
Fertilize your Foxtail Fern once a month during Spring and Summer at half strength. No fertilizer is needed in the fall and winter.
The Foxtail Fern is toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
To keep its bushy appearance, prune your plant when it starts to become overgrown. Be sure to wear gloves as its milky sap can cause skin irritations.