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AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Common Name: Foxtail Fern
Plant Family: Asparagaceae
Suggested Use: HouseplantPlanting Style: Low maintenance indoor plantsSeason of Interest: All year roundPosition/ Situation: Shady spot indoors/under glassSun/ Shade: Part ShadeFlower Colour: WhiteHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Habit/Shape: BushyEvergreen: YesRHS Award of Garden Merit: YesHardiness/minimum temperature: Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)
An ornamental asparagus noted for its neat bushy upright growth habit, hence its common name of Foxtail Fern (although it is not actually a fern). Makes a great houseplant. Grow in a loam based compost with added grit for drainage. Place in a well-lit position but protected from hot mid-day sun in summer, feed with a balanced fertiliser monthly in summer.
Asparagus ferns make great houseplants. They are not true ferns they just get their common name from the ferny foliage they have. They are in fact related speices to the edible Asparagus. They don't need too much water and like indirect sunlight
Watering: Water more frequently in summer but allow the compost to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly in winter as they do not like sitting in very wet compost. Feeding: Asparagus do not need a great deal of feeding. Feed monthly in summer with a balanced liquid fertiliser such as liquid Growmore or seaweed extract. Do not feed in winter.Position: Asparagus need bright natural light but do not need to be in direct sunlight all the time. A position close to or on a windowsill will be fine. You may find a south facing windowsill will be too hot in summer. If plants appear to be suffering move them to a cooler position.Compost & Potting on: Use a loam based compost (John Innes No.2) and mix in a little grit for drainage. Potting on can be done if the plant has outgrown the pot and should only be done when the in active growth between Spring and Autumn in the UK.
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A twining climber growing from underground tubers, producing masses of fresh green foliage and clusters of small white scented flowers in summer.
Asparagus setaceus (plumosus)£8.00
Once popular as a houseplant, this scrambling climber or trailer makes a mass of very fine foliage for a sunny position indoors, or in a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory.
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