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Common Name: Sprengeri Fern
Botanical Name: Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' (as-PAIR-a-gus dens-i-FLOR-us)
Decorative Life: About 14 days.
Post Harvest Care
- Prior to combining with other flowers and greens, store and display this species in water without sugar as the sugar in most fresh flower foods may promote leaf yellowing. Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into water plus regular household bleach at 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart. Treat with a spray or dip designed and proven to reduce water loss and/or extend life. Misting with water may also be helpful.
- Leaf yellowing and leaf drop are of concern, especially if this species is stored too long and/or allowed to dry out.
- Member of the Liliaceae (lily family), not a true fern.
- Native to South Africa.
- Related species include daylily, hyacinth, tulip, asparagus and lily.
- Has needle-like leaves densely packed on stems.
- Stems are 16-24 inches, classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
- Plant is a herbaceous perennial from tuberous roots.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
Storage Specifics: 36-41F with 98% RH, up to 7 days dry, longer in water.
- Not a true fern.
- The specific epithet name densiflorus means dense flowers.
- With over 3000 species, the lily family includes many medicinal and food species in addition to ornamental species.
- Be careful of thorns.