Foxtail fern - Asparagus densiflorus.


Asparagus densiflorus is an evergreen ground covering or hanging plant. Although many people know it by the name of "Foxtail Fern", in reality it is an asparagus plant native to South Africa. It is a kind of dense foliage and feathery looking branches. It is very resistant and requires little care.

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Asparagus densiflorus, commonly known as "Foxtail Fern," is a perennial plant belonging to the Asparagaceae family. It is native to South Africa.


This species features dense foliage and feathery branches, giving it a distinctive appearance as a trailing or hanging plant. Its lush greenery adds a touch of natural beauty to any space.


The Foxtail Fern has a rich history, originating from the diverse landscapes of South Africa. It has been cultivated and appreciated for its ornamental value in gardens and indoor spaces around the world.


While its scientific name is Asparagus densiflorus, it is commonly referred to as the "Foxtail Fern" due to its resemblance to the bushy tail of a fox.


Regular pruning is essential to maintain the health and appearance of the Foxtail Fern. As older branches dry out, they should be trimmed to make way for new growth. This is especially important towards the end of winter.


Foxtail Ferns require regular watering, particularly during warmer months. Water them two or three times a week to keep the soil evenly moist. However, be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.


Foxtail Ferns are relatively low-maintenance plants, thriving in a variety of conditions. They can be grown both indoors and outdoors, as long as they receive adequate light. They are adaptable to different soil types and do not require frequent fertilization. While generally resistant to pests and diseases, occasional infestations of scale insects and aphids may occur, which can be addressed with appropriate insecticides.


Data sheet

Asparagus densiflorus
40-50 cm
Green leaves, white flowers
Spring - summer
Sun or semishade
Ornamental plant
Sales format
Pot of 17cms diametre
It cannot withstand cold or frosts
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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