Ming Fern, Asparagus Macowanii – Plant
Ming Asparagus Fern Plants have the finest foliage of all the asparagus ferns. The leaves resemble fennel leaves. Maintains its foliage indoors in bright indirect light.
Ming Fern(Asparagus macowanii). Despite its name, the ming fern is a flowering plant and not a fern at all. It produces white flowers in the spring to early summer. It is in the same genus as the edible cultivated perennial vegetable, Asparagus Officinalis. Ming Ferns do well in full sun as well as in shaded locations. A native to arid regions of South Africa, this is a very drought tolerant plant. It can reach a height of 4-6′ when grown in the ground, but can also be grown in containers to achieve a much smaller plant. It is an excellent house plant.
Height: can grow to 4+ feet. Fertilize during spring and summer. Arching perennial Soil Conditions: Just about any Plant has spines or sharp edges.
Light Exposure: Bright indirect light.
Water: Ming Asparagus Fern Plants likes to stay moist. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. This plant will tolerate some drought but may lose some of its needles.
Colour: Green Produces seed, not spores/ asparagus fern
Flowers: white flowers Unique growth habit
Uses Groundcover, Large containers, or hanging baskets. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds
HARDINESS: Zone 9 to 11
Re-potting Tips: Re-pot one size larger Water regularly, but take care not to over-water by allowing the top 3 inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly in winter, but do not allow the soil to dry out completely. Fertilizer: good well-balanced plant food (10-10-10)
Indoor Lighting: bright light Humidity: prefers moist air. Temperature: Average room temperatures 60-75°F
Soil: good potting mix Outdoor Hardy Zone 9 temperatures(25-30 °F)