5 Types of Asparagus Ferns for Growing Indoors with Pictures and Care Guides

Asparagus Houseplants

Asparagus Ferns are popular plants on account of their ease to grow as they easily adapt to wide variations in light, heat and frequency of watering.

Some of these ferns have needle-like "leaves" which give them a ferny appearance.

Though they have the name fern as part of their common name, they are not true ferns, they are much easier to grow than true ferns.

5 Popular Ornamental Asparagus Ferns for Growing Indoors

1. Asparagus plumosus (Asparagus Fern)

Asparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern

Asparagus plumosus commonly called Asparagus Fern, Asparagus Grass, Lace Fern, Climbing Asparagus or Ferny Asparagus is grown for the graceful feathery foliage, which is often used in floral arrangements. Learn how to grow and care for Asparagus Fern.

2. Emerald Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri')

Emerald Fern, Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri', Sprenger's Asparagus

Emerald Fern also called Sprenger's Asparagus is an evergreen fern-like plant whose arching stems are sparsely covered with clusters of soft needle-like foliage. The trailing stems bear bright green 'leaves' hence the common name 'Emerald Fern'. Learn how to grow and care for Emerald Fern.

3. Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyeri')

Foxtail Fern, Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyeri', Plume Asparagus

Foxtail Fern also called Plume Asparagus is an evergreen fern-like plant whose erect stems are densely packed with needle-like foliage. The evergreen foliage grows in clumps giving the plant a spiky appearance. Learn how to grow and care for Foxtail Fern.

4. Sicklethorn Plant (Asparagus falcatus)

Sicklethorn Plant

Sicklethorn also called Large Forest Asparagus or Sickle-leaved Asparagus is a large, thorny, climbing plant which bears sickle-shaped 'leaves' and the stems are distinctly prickly, hence the common name. Learn how to grow and care for Sicklethorn Fern.

5. Smilax Asparagus Fern (Asparagus asparagoides)

Smilax Asparagus Fern, Asparagus asparagoides

Smilax Asparagus Fern also called Cape Simlax, Bridal Creeper or Bridal-veil Creeper is a herbaceaus plant with vigorously-growing trailing stems on which shiny green leaf-like structures are borne. Learn how to grow and care for Smilax Fern.

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