How to care for: Asparagus

The Asparagus has slender stems and a special appearance, which makes it an elegant houseplant. Although the plant is often called a fern, it is a plant species of the genus Asparagus.

Medium light

Water once a week



How do you take care of an Asparagus?


It is best to position the Asparagus in a spot with indirect sunlight. He likes this very much! Will the plant get too much light? Then its leaves may start to burn.


It is best to give the Asparagus a little water every week. Be careful about the amount of water you give. The plant should not have wet feet all the time. In that case, the Asparagus can develop root rot.

Plant nutrition

It is not necessary to feed the Asparagus. Especially if you have a small variant Asparagus plant. This is because the Asparagus uses little nutrition. However, it can be a good idea to give the Asparagus diluted plant food every fortnight during the growing season. The growing season is from spring until the end of summer.


Repotting the Asparagus is not necessary every year. However, we do recommend that you buy a larger flowerpot for the plant every two years. It is best to choose a flowerpot that is at least 20% larger than its predecessor. This will give your Asparagus more room to grow and the plant will receive new nutrients.


The most ideal temperature for growing an Asparagus plant is typically between 21 to 29 degrees Celsius. Asparagus plants thrive in warm and sunny conditions.


During the winter or when the foliage turns yellow and dies, it is recommended to prune the Asparagus stems down to ground level. This will encourage new growth in the spring. Pruning also helps remove any diseased or damaged foliage and promotes a healthier plant overall. Clean pruning tools should be used to avoid spreading diseases.

Diseases and peculiarities

The Asparagus is not vulnerable to diseases and pests. However, mourning flies and root rot can always occur. Although this is usually due to negligent care.

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Frequently asked questions about the Asparagus

Does an Asparagus belong to the fern family?

No, the Asparagus doesn't belong to the fern family. Although the Asparagus looks very much like a fern, it certainly is not. The Asparagus belongs to the Asparagaceae (Asparagus family).

Why does my Asparagus get yellow leaves?

If the Asparagus gets too much sunlight, the leaves may turn yellow. In this case, move the plant to a location with less sunlight.

How large can the Asparagus get?

The Asparagus can grow to a maximum height of 2 metres indoors. Please note that the plants grow very slowly.

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