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How do you start an asparagus fern?
Last Updated: 30th May, 2020
- Dig up the asparagus fern or remove it from its pot, taking care not to damage the tuberous roots.
- Cut the root ball into two sections with a clean knife.
- Plant the divisions at the same depth they were growing at previously, usually about 2 inches deep, in a new pot or a well-drained garden bed.
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Also question is, can asparagus fern be rooted?
However, asparagus fern develops from tuberous roots that grow just below the surface of the soil, so cuttings taken from the plant will not root. Instead, the asparagus fern is easily propagated by dividing and replanting the tubers.
Subsequently, question is, how do I take a cutting from a fern? Ferns can be grown from clippings, also known as cuttings.
- Place a 1-inch layer of sand in the bottom of a small pot for drainage.
- Plant the fern clipping 1 inch below the surface and lightly cover with dirt.
- Place the pot with the clipping in an area with filtered sunlight near a north-facing window.
Also, what can you do with asparagus ferns?
How to Trim an Asparagus Fern
- Cut individual stems back to the soil with pruning shears if the foliage turns brown or yellow.
- Pinch back the tips of individual stems to encourage a denser growth of foliage.
- Cut all of the older stems back to the base of the plant in the spring to make way for new spring growth.
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Do asparagus ferns like to be misted?
Keep the plant well watered in all situations and repot every few years. Care of asparagus ferns indoors involves misting the arching stems to provide humidity to the plant. A spiky, shade loving plant does well at the center of the pot, surrounded by the cascading branches of the asparagus fern.