Botanical name: Asparagus aethiopicus
This beautiful house plant is easy to grow and some say more decorative than its close relative, the asparagus fern. Foxtail fern is not a true fern, but a member of the lily family. Although there is no family resemblance, it's also related to the edible asparagus vegetable.
Bright indirect sunlight year-round. For even growth, give the plant a quarter turn every week or so to expose all sides to sunlight.
Water thoroughly, allowing soil to dry out a little between waterings. Too much water can lead to root rot. Water sparingly in winter, but do not allow soil to dry out completely, which can cause foxtail fern to shed its leaflets. Remember to use tepid water to water your house plants.
Easy care. Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced (such as 10-10-10 NPK) water-soluble houseplant fertilizer.
Not safe for pets.
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