How do I identify a Sprengeri Fern?

How do I identify a Sprengeri Fern?

Sprenger’s asparagus ferns have long, arching fern-like leaves densely covered with clusters of soft needles. The Sprengeri fern’s airy emerald-green foliage looks like a type of fern plant. This Asparagus densiflorus cultivar has blossoms of white flower clusters and green berries that turn bright red.

What does a Sprengeri fern look like?

Sprengeri fern cladophylls are yellow-green or bright green and can grow in groups of three or more, or singly on the branches of the plant. The thorns on the woody stems of the Sprengeri fern can cause skin irritation, so handle branches of the plant with care.

What colors do Sprengeri Fern come in?

Sprengeri fern is generally dark green with needlelike leaves densely packed on trailing stems. String Smilax is medium green with elliptical leaves closely spaced along a thin stem. Tree fern is medium to dark green and appears in bushy plumes. Colors: Light, medium and dark green.

What is a plumosa fern?

Asparagus plumosa ferns are ornamental perennial plants with long, soft leaves that grow like feathery clumps. Asparagus ferns get their name from their fern-like foliage. Asparagus plumosa ferns are also called lace fern, climbing asparagus, asparagus grass, or ferny asparagus.

Is asparagus fern an actual fern?

Despite the common name, it is not a true fern, but is in the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) or the lily family (Liliaceae, which includes plants such as amaryllis, daylilies, hosta, and tulips) depending on the classification system used.

Is asparagus fern and foxtail fern the same?

About the asparagus fern Another popular variety is Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’, commonly called foxtail fern. Foxtail ferns look similar to Sprengeri, but have long upright stems, so they look best in a pot rather than a hanging planter. As houseplants go, asparagus ferns are fairly indestructible.

Where are Sprengeri fern grown?

South Africa
Sprengeri [SPRENG-er-ee] Fern is a herbaceous perennial and is native to South Africa. It is not really a true fern but is a flowering plant and member of the lily family, Liliaceae.

Is Sprengeri Fern poisonous?

Asparagus fern (also called emerald feather, emerald fern, sprengeri fern, plumosa fern, and lace fern) is toxic to dogs and cats. The toxic agent in this plant is sapogenin—a steroid found in a variety of plants. If a dog or cat ingests the berries of this plant, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or abdominal pain can occur.

How much light does a plumosa fern need?

Whether indoors or outdoors, it’s best to place your plumosa fern in a location that receives between 2-6 hours of indirect sunlight.

How big does a plumosa fern get?

12 to 18 Inches
Plumosa Asparagus Fern Plants for Sale Online

Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 12 to 18 Inches
Mature Width: 10 to 16 Inches
Classification: Green foliage
Sunlight: Bright, indirect light to Full sun (if outdoors)

What looks like asparagus fern?

Baptisia, A Wild Asparagus Look-Alike.

How do you identify an asparagus fern?

Asparagus fern produces long, upright or trailing, branching stems sparsely covered with sharp, stiff spines in the axils. The rounded stems, up to 6 feet long, are green to brown in color and have a shallow indentation along their length.