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The Asparagus Fern with delicate, small green leaves
The Asparagus Fern in a beige basket
The Asparagus Fern in a beige basket
The Asparagus Fern in a white plant pot
The Lace fern in a grey round crackled plant pot
A close up of the Asparagus Fern
Asparagus Fern 12cm
Asparagus Fern

Lace Fern - Asparagus Setaceus

Regular price £9.09 £0.00

This fluffy Lace Fern comes from South Africa and although always referred to as a fern, it is actually a member of the Lily family.

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.

As it matures it loses its early bushy look and throws out tendrils that give it the potential to climb. It may even sprout flowers in late summer which turn into purple berries.

Growing pot size: 12cm

Overall plant height including growing pot: 25-30cm

Key Benefits — Purifying and happiness! 

Another amazing plant to help purify your home’s. The Asparagus Fern absorbs and eliminates toxins from the air around them.

We know that being around plants can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, but did you know they can also help lower blood pressure? Plants like the Asparagus Fern bring feelings of calmness and optimism and add a touch of happiness to your day!

How to care for Lace Fern

  • Give it plenty of bright, indirect sunlight
  • Keep the plant moist but don’t let it sit in water to prevent root rot.
  • It survives well in average household temperatures. Avoid draughts. 
  • Mist it often to keep humidity
  • During the growing season, feed it with a weak fertiliser
  • If you notice its roots becoming pot bound, it’s time to repot it 

The Lace Fern Story

Also known as common asparagus fern, asparagus grass, climbing asparagus, or ferny asparagus

Where is it from?

Native to South Africa. Some say that they were brought to Europe in the 1600s. They then became popular in greenhouses and conservatories of the European elite.

Is The Lace Fern The Right Plant For Me?

Not a plant that you see often as a houseplant. When its delicate feathery foliage grows big enough, it resembles a canopy.

If you give it frequent watering, a moist warm place, and indirect sunlight, this plant will thrive in your home! 

Pets: Not considered toxic, but it can grow little berries that are inedible, best kept away from pets and children. 

How tall does it grow? It is fast-growing and easy to care for and can reach a height of 2.5m unless pruned.

Useful to know:


I come from Southern Africa.


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


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


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


Keep me warm and away from draughts please!


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


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.


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


Good news: I am pet-safe!


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


*Decorative pots sold separately

A delicate plant that will add extra elegance to your home! Get yours now!


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