Sprengeri Fern – Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’

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Sprengeri Fern – Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’

Common Name: Sprengeri Fern

Botanical Name: Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri', as-PAIR-a-gus dens-i-FLOR-us

Decorative Life: About 14 days.

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Family Roots:
  • Member of the Liliaceae (lily family), not a true fern.
  • Native to South Africa.
  • Related species include daylily, hyacinth, tulip, asparagus and lily.
Personality:
  • 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.
Storage Specifics:

36-41F with 98% RH, up to 7 days dry, longer in water.

Tidbits:
  • 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.