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by Ronni on May 13, 2004 01:43 PM
Someone gave me an Asparagus fern as a housewarming gift. That's what they said it was anyway, I don't know anything about ferns so don't personally have a clue. It's very full, but doesn't have leaves, per se. Rather it has little.........er.........spikes, I guess, all over each arm or branch or frond or whatever. Does that sound like an Asparagus fern?

Assuming it is one, how do I care for it? I currently have it inside, and it looks wonderful. I'd like to keep it inside, but I don't know anything about its light requirements, if it CAN be used as a houseplant etc.

I've searched the site, but can't find any information.

Ronni

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by gardenmom32210 on May 13, 2004 02:49 PM
Yep that sure sounds like an asparagus fern. I have one I keep inside my house and its doing just fine. Its in a bright room,but doesnt get any direct light. They are really nice bushy plants and add alot to a room.
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Karen [grin]
by Ronni on May 14, 2004 03:50 AM
Thanks Karen,

I'm glad to know yours is doing ok inside, I really want to keep mine inside because it looks just lovely where it is. Like yours, it doesn't get direct sunlight, but is in my living room which has lots of light.

If I want to move it outside at any point during the summer, should I keep it in the shade?

Ronni

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by gardenmom32210 on May 14, 2004 02:27 PM
Shade outside would probably be a good idea,cause I dont think they can take the heat of direct sunlight.

Karen [grin]

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