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Asparagus falcatus is a variety of asparagus fern with long sickle-like shiny green leaves.


It can be fast growing and with casual care requirements. Tiny white flowers can appear in late summer which sometimes develop into small, red berries. Asparagus falcatus can be trained to grow up a pole and can reach a height of 3m unless pruned to the required height.


Asparagus falcatus Care & Info 


Due to their vigorous growth habit, Asparagus plants may become pot bound. If required, re-pot during springtime.

Feeling flat! This fern is a climber so if it starts to flop, insert wooden stakes to create a support or climbing frame.


Some steam a day will keep dried leaves at bay!


High humidity environments will stop this fern from drying up.



Bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight may scorch the needles, whereas insufficient light may turn them yellow and cause them to drop.



Ideally, the Sicklethorn should be watered regularly so that the soil can stay moist, but it can survive short periods of drought. Less water is required during the winter.



Average warm household temperatures will suit the Asparagus falcatus well. Needs a minimum of 10°C in winter. Avoid cold draughts.



This plant does not particularly need increased humidity but will appreciate the occasional misting. If you notice leaves beginning to brown, try misting them or pop it beside the shower for a short while.



Feed this fern with a weak solution during the growing season to encourage better growth.


Height & Growth Rate

Asparagus falcatus is a fast growing plant which typically grows to heights of up to 1 metre.



The Sicklethorn's berries are inedible. Please take care when handling as the thorns can be sharp and difficult to see.



Asparagus falcatus is native to Eastern and Southern Africa.


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Asparagus Sicklethorn House Plant

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