Asparagus setaceus plumosus
Lace Fern is an elegant decorative plant that grows especially well in hot climates zones. Also known as the common asparagus fern, the leaves of Lace Fern are actually tiny leaf-like cladodes, which arise in clumps of up to 15 from the stem, making a fine, soft green fern-like foliage. A beautiful addition to any home or office.
Sprouts in: 4 - 5 weeks
Lasts up to: 22 weeks
- Lace Fern naturally needs a lot of time to sprout. Normally, the first sprout appears after a month but this can be sped up if the temperature is raised to 24 - 30 °C / 75 - 86 °F.
- First, it needs to grow a thick white root in the soil, and then, a fern-like leaf will become visible. Definitely worth the wait!
- Lace Fern will continue to grow new stems, some of them may grow too tall and get burnt by the lamp. As it may not be visually pleasing, just cut the stem you wish to remove all the way back to the root rather than just shortening it.
- This is a perfect plant to be repotted. Use a slightly larger pot and add growing substrate meant for green houseplants. Just keep in mind to water and place it in a well-lit stand.