Asparagus – growing and care at home – growing and care

The genus of asparagus belongs to the asparagus family. This plant is a cloud of the most delicate greenery and decorates a room or a summer cottage with dignity. It is also decorative during the fruiting period, when bright, red fruits are effectively arranged on fragile branches. Asparagus flowers are more modest, white-green in color with a delicate aroma.

Asparagus, or Asparagus (Asparagus) is a genus of plants in the asparagus family. In total, there are about 200 species distributed throughout the world.

Asparagus dense-flowered (Asparagus densiflorus). Farmer Traumrune

One of the most common species are: dense-flowered asparagus (Meyer), Ethiopian (Sprenger), feathery, crescent, umbellate. The specificity of the structure of the branches unites all these types. The trunk or branch has ramifications, cladodes that look like leaves, and the leaves themselves are usually very small in size.


How to grow asparagus at home

In a favorable environment, asparagus grow quickly. It is usually a houseplant, but many asparagus plants do well outdoors. They perfectly complement flower arrangements and bouquets with fresh and vibrant greenery. Indoor plants should also be taken out to loggias and gazebos in the summer. They don’t like drafts.

Place for asparagus in the house

When choosing a place for an asparagus, one must take into account its future size. The branches of some of its species reach three meters. This can also affect the development of neighboring flowers. Asparagus on the street and in the house love partial shade.

Asparagus setaceus
Asparagus setaceus

Temperature Requirements

High temperature and low humidity are what asparagus reacts to instantly. The branches turn yellow, dry, the leaves are crumbling in the form of scales. Possible temperature fluctuations: from 10 to 25 degrees, depending on the season.

Moisture and watering asparagus

Asparagus require abundant watering, high environmental humidity. The water in the pot should not dry out, there should be a container of water next to it, or the pot should be placed on wet sea pebbles or expanded clay, you need to spray it as often as possible. Watering can only be done with soft, settled water.

Constant spraying to increase humidity simultaneously removes dust from the flower. In addition, small leaves, in spite of everything, still crumble and it is often necessary to do wet cleaning under the bush. Just like dust, they can cause allergies.

Asparagus transplant

Transplanting asparagus is rather painful, so they rarely need to be transplanted, when the plant grows strongly in order to change the pot or to divide the bush to get a new plant.

Asparagus crescent (Asparagus falcatus)
Asparagus falcatus. Farmer mary-plantes

Breeding methods for asparagus

There are two acceptable methods of propagation: by seed and by dividing the bush. Asparagus usually propagate by seeds in the natural environment. At home, this is also not difficult to do. The seeds are obtained from fully ripe berries. They are sown in spring in well-drained soil, watered, kept at a temperature of 20 degrees under a film until shoots appear. When propagated by seeds, many new plants are obtained at once and this is its advantage.

Dividing a bush is a simpler, classic breeding method. The overgrown bush is divided into several and each is planted in a separate container.

Asparagus umbrellatus
Asparagus umbrellatus. Farmer cymric

Fight against diseases and pests of asparagus

The creation of the necessary temperature and humidity conditions is the key to the health of asparagus. In addition to this, it is vitally necessary for him to feed with the content of nitrogen and iron.

If something went wrong, and the plant turns yellow and dries up, it can be cut almost at the root, watered and it will give new shoots.

Asparagus can be damaged by ticks and worms. Manually dealing with pests on a plant such as asparagus is unlikely to work, so it is better to immediately treat it with appropriate preparations.


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