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Common Name: Sickle Thorn
Plant Family: Asparagaceae
2 in stock
Hardiness/minimum temperature: Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)Position/ Situation: Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoorsSun/ Shade: Sun to Part ShadeSuggested Use: OrnamentalSeason of Interest: All year roundScent: Scented FlowersFlower Colour: WhiteLeaf Colour: GreenHeight: large (up to 12 feet)Habit/Shape: ClimbingEvergreen: Yes
Vigorous evergreen climber for a conservatory with spiny stems clothed with large flat leaves which are actually flattened pieces of stem. Small slightly scented white flowers may appear in summer, followed by red berries. This South African plant climbs rapidly by means of the sharp spines on its stems, and is often used in that country as an impenetrable barrier.
Useful for covering a wall in a conservatory or other well-lit indoor area, or would look impressive tumbling over a balcony.
Asparagus ferns make great houseplants. They are not true ferns they just get their common name from the ferny foliage they have. They are in fact related speices to the edible Asparagus. They don't need too much water and like indirect sunlight
Watering: Water more frequently in summer but allow the compost to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly in winter as they do not like sitting in very wet compost. Feeding: Asparagus do not need a great deal of feeding. Feed monthly in summer with a balanced liquid fertiliser such as liquid Growmore or seaweed extract. Do not feed in winter.Position: Asparagus need bright natural light but do not need to be in direct sunlight all the time. A position close to or on a windowsill will be fine. You may find a south facing windowsill will be too hot in summer. If plants appear to be suffering move them to a cooler position.Compost & Potting on: Use a loam based compost (John Innes No.2) and mix in a little grit for drainage. Potting on can be done if the plant has outgrown the pot and should only be done when the in active growth between Spring and Autumn in the UK.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.