Asparagus Aethiopicus (Sprenger's Asparagus) - Asparagus Fern Seeds

Asparagus Aethiopicus Seeds (Asparagus Fern Seeds)

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Prefers infertile, shallow, sandy soils. Produces berries.

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Asparagus aethiopicus, Sprenger's Asparagus or Asparagus Fern, is a plant native to South Africa, often used as an ornamental plant. Asparagus fern is a common name; however, it is unrelated to true ferns. One of the synonyms of A. aethiopicus is A. sprengeri. Asparagus aethiopicus is a branching perennial herb with tough green aerial stems which are sparsely covered with spines. The leaves are actually leaf-like cladodes, which are 0.8-2 cm long and 0.1-0.2 cm wide, and arise in groups of four or more from the stem. Occurring in spring, the small white or pinkish-white flowers are 0.3-0.5 cm long and arise in clusters off the stem. Flowers are followed in summer by small round berries 0.5 cm in diameter, which bear a black 3 mm diameter seed. Initially green, the berries mature and turn red in the winter. The root system is a mat of fibrous roots with bulbous tubers, from which plants may resprout.
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Common name Sprenger's Asparagus
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Asparagus
Species Asparagus aethiopicus
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Coming soon.
Scarification / Stratification No

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