The plumosa fern has bristle-like, long, layered and arching fronds.



Today I’m presenting some info on the plumosa aka asparagus fern. They are delicate plants that tolerate a variety of conditions, making them very versatile for home interiors. Please note that in some areas, these are known as an invasive species. If you happen to live in an area that does not experience winter frost, you may not want to plant this outside.

As a native species of South Africa, the plumosa fern is actually part of the lily family. Each branch can grow between 18 and 24 inches in length. Overall, this plant is capable of reaching nearly 1 meter tall and wide. Visually, the plumosa fern offers an airy, layered appearance and responds well to pruning, which encourages additional growth. They also flower in the spring and are known to have fragrant white blooms. Plumosa prefers bright indirect light and well-draining soil. The brighter the light, the faster it will grow.

By the way, if you have pets, keep this one out of their reach. This plant is toxic to animals. It’s pretty and makes a lovely filler for floral arrangements, so it’s well worth adding to your home if you’re looking for something unique and easy.