Asparagus densiflorus

Names

Names

Scientific: Asparagus densiflorus

English: Asparagus fern

Portuguese: Espargo

Origins

Origins

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: Africa

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAsparagus densiflorus
English NameAsparagus fern, emerald fern, basket asparagus
Portuguese NameEspargo, Aspargo, Aspárago
German NameZier-Spargel
FamilyAsparagaceae
OriginAfrica
HabitatCultivated and uncultivated fields.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationPartial shade, this species adapts well to mildly acidic and neutral soils. This species is sensitive to cold and frost. Best grown in a well-drained soil, peaty potting mixture.
Method of propagationSowing - sow the seeds (red berries) in spring, early summer or autumn or by dividing the tubers in large clumps.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from May to June. H: 0,6 m, ᴓ 0,9 m
Description of smells and flavorsSimilar to grass or turf.
Properties MedicinalUnknown
Properties EdibilityNone
Properties OtherOrnamental
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsThe fruits (berries) are toxic.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themPlant susceptible to slugs, mites and aphids.
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Ornamental.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThis plant is very decorative and is often seen in vases decorate the courtyards and the eaves of the windows of the houses.

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