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Asparagus Meyers

Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii'

Also known as

Asparagus Meyeri, Katstert (Afr.), Foxtail Fern, Asparagus Fern 'Meyersii', Pume Asparagus, Asparagus Meyeri Fern

Starr 080607-7080 Asparagus densiflorus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Asparagus Meyers Overview

Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii' is a tuberous evergreen fern cultivar with a compact growth habit, growing to around 50cm high. This bright green fern is known for its neat upright growth which resembles a cats or foxes tail, hence the common name Foxtail Fern. It looks particularly lush when planted en-masse but is also useful as a container plant. The graceful arching stems feature feathery needle-like foliage. Tiny white-pink, star-shaped flowers appear in summer, followed by red berries in autumn. The attractive foliage can be used in floral arrangements. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.

Common problems with Asparagus Meyers

How to propagate Asparagus Meyers


In Autumn dig up the entire plant. Wash the soil off roots. With sterile secateurs, cut the roots into sections. Each segment can be replanted individually


Special features of Asparagus Meyers

Attracts birds

Birds such as white-eyes, bulbuls, barbets and robins are attracted to the berr

Indoor plant

Can be used as an indoor pot plant

Drought resistant

Can tolerate periods of drought

Pot plant

Very successful pot plant

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Asparagus Meyers

Can be used in a terraria.



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