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Foxtail Fern Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: No
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 40 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Foxtail Fern Houseplant
Plant Features

The Foxtail Fern, scientifically known as Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyeri', is a distinctive and attractive plant known for its bushy, plume-like fronds that resemble the tail of a fox. Despite its common name, it is not a true fern but is related to the asparagus family. The Foxtail Fern is prized for its bright green, needle-like leaves that grow in dense, upright clusters, creating a lush and feathery appearance. This plant is an excellent choice for adding texture and greenery to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Caring for a Foxtail Fern involves several important considerations. Browning or drying fronds can indicate underwatering or exposure to too much direct sunlight. Yellowing fronds might suggest overwatering or poor drainage. While the Foxtail Fern can tolerate a range of light conditions, it thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight, especially in hot climates, can scorch the fronds. This plant prefers well-draining soil and should not be left in standing water. Regularly check for pests such as mealybugs or spider mites.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 2-3 feet
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly No