Foxtail Fern 6"
Foxtail Fern 6"
Foxtail fern, also known as Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii,' is a unique and interesting plant that is native to South Africa. It gets its name from its fluffy, fox tail-like fronds, which can grow up to 2 feet long!
Foxtail fern is a relatively easy plant to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light, (but can tolerate low light areas) so it should be placed near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight. It also likes to be kept moist but not too wet, so water it when the top inch of soil is dry like a thirsty little plant. During the winter months, it requires less water than during the growing season.
Fertilizing once a month during the growing season can help keep the plant healthy and happy like a well-fed cat. Pruning can also be done to keep the plant under control or to propagate new plants. Foxtail fern prefers warm temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C) and should be kept away from cold drafts.
One of the most interesting things about foxtail fern is that it's not actually a fern, but a member of the asparagus family. It produces small, white flowers in the summer, followed by red berries. The berries are toxic to humans and pets, so it's best to remove them as soon as they appear.
In conclusion, foxtail fern is a unique and interesting plant that is relatively easy to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and moist but not too wet soil. With proper care, it can produce fluffy and unique fronds that are sure to impress. So, go ahead and add a foxtail fern to your plant collection and watch it thrive like a fox in the wild!