Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyerii')

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyerii')
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 2-3 feet apart
Sunlight Indirect Light
Temperature Tolerance 65-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 6-10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Rarely flowers indoors; outdoors, late Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to Southern Africa

Foxtail Fern: Embrace the Graceful Beauty of Asparagus Densiflorus 'Myers'

Indulge in the graceful beauty of the Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'), a captivating plant that enchants with its delicate foliage and unique texture. With its feathery fronds and elegant form, this remarkable plant brings a touch of sophistication and natural allure to any indoor or outdoor space.


Discover our premium offering: the "Grower's Pick.” This exceptional plant selection stands out as the most sizable option available, featuring the tallest and most robust plant we can ship. Each “Grower’s Pick” is meticulously chosen for its advanced maturity, ensuring a developed root structure for superior growth and vitality.

How to Grow

Cultivating the Foxtail Fern is a rewarding endeavor. Follow these essential guidelines for successful growth:

  • Choose a location for your Foxtail Fern that receives bright, indirect sunlight, as it thrives in partial shade.
  • Plant it in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter, providing a fertile and nutrient-rich environment.
  • Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Maintain moderate room temperature between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C) for optimal growth.
  • Protect the plant from freezing temperatures, as it prefers a warm climate.

Care Tips

Nurture your Foxtail Fern with care and attention using these essential care tips:

  • Water the plant consistently, aiming to keep the soil slightly moist but not overly saturated.
  • Provide moderate humidity levels by misting the leaves or placing the plant on a humidity tray.
  • Fertilize the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every two weeks during the growing season.
  • Monitor the plant for any signs of pests, such as mealybugs or spider mites, and take appropriate action if necessary.


Explore the versatile uses of the Foxtail Fern to enhance your indoor or outdoor spaces:

  • Display it as an elegant centerpiece or accent plant in your living room, patio, or garden, adding a touch of natural grace.
  • Incorporate it into a mixed foliage arrangement or container garden, creating a visually appealing and texturally interesting display.
  • Use it as a backdrop or border plant, providing a lush and vibrant backdrop for other flowers or foliage plants.

Planting Tips

Ensure successful planting of the Foxtail Fern with these tips:

  • Choose a well-draining pot or garden bed that allows excess water to flow out easily.
  • Plant the Foxtail Fern at the same level it was growing in its nursery container.
  • Backfill the container or bed with well-draining soil, gently firming it around the roots to provide stability.
  • Water the plant thoroughly after planting to settle the soil and aid in root establishment.


Maintaining the beauty and vitality of your Foxtail Fern is effortless with these maintenance tips:

  • Regularly remove any yellow or damaged fronds to maintain the plant's appearance and redirect energy towards new growth.
  • Monitor the plant for any signs of pests or diseases, and take prompt action if necessary.
  • Provide occasional light pruning to shape the plant and promote a fuller, bushier form.

Embrace the graceful beauty of the Foxtail Fern and let it add a touch of sophistication to your indoor or outdoor space.



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