Ornamental asparagus Asparagus 'Nanus'

Asparagus plumosus 'Nanus'

Ornamental asparagus Asparagus 'Nanus'

Asparagus plumosus 'Nanus'
Feathered leaves
A decorative little plant with delicate leaves. The ornamental asparagus 'Nanus' (Asparagus plumosus) is decorative and looks fantastic anywhere. With its delicate, feathered leaves! The leaves can also be used in bouquets.
The 'Nanus' loves partial shade. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch.
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Ornamental asparagus Asparagus 'Nanus'
Ornamental asparagus Asparagus 'Nanus'
Ornamental asparagus Asparagus 'Nanus'
Ornamental asparagus Asparagus 'Nanus'
Latin name: Asparagus plumosus 'Nanus'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Preferred location: Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 40 - 50 cm

Place your asparagus fern in a light spot (avoiding direct sunlight) in a room with normal or cool temperatures.

When you receive this plant you can leave the plant in the pot and stand it on a saucer or stand it in a decorative pot with holes in the base for good drainage.

Asparagus fern can go outdoors in the summer but not in full sunlight.

In the right planter, your asparagus fern will look great in any type of interior, be it trendy, modern or or even a romantic environment .

Consider also putting an asparagus fern in the bedroom, the cooler temperatures are really not a problem for this plant!

Planting your asparagus fern in a large planter with various evergreens gives a really unusual effect.


The ornamental asparagus is definitely an easy plant to grow.
Keep the potting compost fairly moist. Only water the soil – occasionally steep the pot in a bucket of water for a good soaking.

Feed regularly with houseplant fertiliser.

Asparagus fern will be fine even in temperatures as low as 8 degrees centigrade. Water less in the winter, especially if the plant is in a cooler position.

Your asparagus fern will enjoy a regular spray of (rain) water (or softened water).

Sometimes this plant will need potting on (in spring) as it can literally grow too big for the pot.


The beautiful delicate sprays of the ornamental asparagus fern are traditionally used in bouquets and button-holes as they do last well if kept moist.

This plant (also known as Asparagus setaceus ‘Nanus’) comes from South Africa and is separately classified in its own family: the asparagus family (Asparagaceae).

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