An Asparagus Fern is a great houseplant to get if you’re just starting out, as it doesn’t need much light, isn’t too fussy and can put out a lot of growth. The main thing to be aware of with these plants is that they can be hungry customers.
We have a more in depth article all about Asparagus Ferns, how to care for them, best conditions, how to propagate them and more but if you’re looking for some quick tips on how to care for an Asparagus Fern then you’re in the right place here.
Asparagus Fern Light Requirements
For your Asparagus Fern to thrive luckily you don’t need a whole load of light. These plants dwell on the bottom of forests so receive dappled light in their natural environment. This means that they can be the perfect plant if you have a shady area that needs perking up with a houseplant.
The Fern can also do relatively well in bright light if you do want to place it on a windowsill so you have some flexibility with your plant placement.
Asparagus Fern Watering Requirements
If you are someone who forgets to water your plants then the Asparagus Fern might not be for you. These plants get real thirsty and they will drink the water in their pot in a relatively quick amount of time.
Rather than having a set time for when you water them just check the soil every few days to check how dry it is and make sure you water thoroughly when it needs a drink.
Even though they drink a lot don’t overwater your plant. If your soil is wet you don’t need to water the Fern.
Learn how about how often to water your Asparagus Fern.
Asparagus Fern Humidity Requirements
Asparagus Ferns will do well under humid conditions. They don’t need them to survive but they will thrive with a bit of extra humidity and you will see your plant putting out new growth.
If you can’t get a humidifier then don’t worry, you could put trays of water around your plants to increase the humidity in the air.
Alternatively you could place your Asparagus Fern in the bathroom for a heavy dose of humidity every time you take a shower. Or you could even just buy a mister and mist your plants a few times a week.
Don’t Put The Pot On A Radiator!
One of the most important things to be aware of with this plant (and with many other species of plants) is that you shouldn’t place the Fern above a radiator or fireplace.
As we mentioned above these plants like to drink and placing them above a radiator will dry the soil out very quickly. If you place a plant here you could risk seriously harming your Fern.
So these are our top tips on how best to cultivate Asparagus Ferns, remember to check out our full article if you want to learn about Asparagus Ferns in more detail.