Lace Fern

English name:

Lace Fern

Latin name:

Asparagus Setaceus

About me:

I have long, wiry stems with super fine ferns, like lace thread. Initially I am quite bushy but I'll lean out as I grow older.

Useful to know:

Origin

I come from Southern Africa.

Height/Growth

As I mature I may shed some of my bulk, growing tall and lean.

Light

I grow best in bright, indirect sunlight - don't let my leaves get scorched.

Water

Keep me fairly moist but definitely don't let me sit in water as this can cause my roots to rot.

Temperature

Keep me warm and away from draughts please!

Feeding

Give me some weak fertiliser a few times during the growing season, I won't need as much in winter.

Grooming

If my ferns are looking a bit straggly, you may want to give me a trim. Please use sharp shears and don't rip me.

Care

As I'm a fast grower, I may need repotting sooner than your other plants. Check to see if I'm rootbound in Spring.

Toxicity

Good news: I am pet-safe!

Fact

Although I'm always referred to as a fern (because of my appearance) I am actually a member of the Lily family.

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