Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’
Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern
A distinctive, lush and more upright cultivar of the popular South African species, Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’ brings organic forms to any interior space, with simpler care requirements than most indoor ferns.
Plumes of fine vivid green foliage are comprised of arching stems, covered in needle-like green cladodes. Cladodes function like leaves for photosynthesis, but are actually flattened stems. It’s these ‘needles’ that give the Foxtail Fern its uniquely fern-like appearance and charm.
Known commonly as the ‘Foxtail Fern’, for the bottlebrush form of its foliage which are said to resemble a fox’s tail. However, it’s not actually a fern at all, but rather a member of the Asparagus family – hence it’s other name the ‘Cat’s Tail Asparagus’.
Asparagus densiflorus is an easy plant for any room given bright indirect light and reasonable humidity, making it a great option for anyone considering indoor ferns but worried about their care requirements. The Myersii cultivar is more compact and grows in a more upright form than the original species.
Care & Size Guidance
Asparagus densiflorus is much easier to grow indoors than most true ferns, making them a perfect choice for anyone who has found indoor ferns too demanding to care for.
Water the plant regularly in the growing season, whenever the top few centimetres of the soil surface has dried out. Make sure to keep it slightly dryer in winter which will help it tolerate the lower light conditions and withstand indoor temperatures down to about 10°C.
Indoors in the UK, with proper care, the foliage of Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’ can reach sizes of up to about 50-60 centimetres.