Asparagus setaceus are an elegant fern species. Treasured with long wiry stems and lovely frond-like sprays that scramble outwards horizontally. Looks great at your personal spaces. Asparagus setaceus, Aka Common asparagus fern or climbing asparagus, are climbing plants from the genus of Asparagus. Although they are termed as fern, they are not really. Just they resemble one. Asparagus setaceus are bushy initially, developing as a long, twining stems of bright green, feathery fronds. Tiny green-white bell-shaped flowers may bloom in late summer, which in-turn develops into small, purple berries. It is fast growing and an easy to care plant that could reach height of 2.5 m unless pruned. And there has been no serious pest or disease noticed in this crop, making them relevant for Ornamental Use.
Asparagus Setaceus are easy to care for and are hard to die.
These perennials thrive when kept in presence of partial shade. Water them enough to keep their soil moist, but not wet. The soil on which they are supposed to be planted must be well-drained and fertile. Ideal temperature for their healthy growth is 20 to 30 degree Celsius. In terms of feeding, use any organic fertilizers. And there has been no serious pest or disease noticed in this crop, making them relevant for Ornamental Use.
Asparagus Setaceus has been used for medicinal purposes.
These plants are known to be good for heart health or regulating blood sugar. Decoction of their branches could come in use to treat pulmonary. And decoction of their roots is known for being used as a diuretic. In countries like Tanzania, a cold infusion of their stem and leaves are used to treat malaria.
It’s not a Pet-friendly plant.
These Perennials are toxic to all beings. Any ingestion may cause vomiting, abdominal pain or allergic dermatitis. Therefore, it's not safe to keep them nearby children or pets.