Asparagus falcatus is an evergreen climbing shrub, up to 7 m high. The roots of this plant form swollen tubers that resemble sweet potatoes. Older stems are light grey and have sharp, hard thorns that are curved backwards.
Pot size: 12 cm (diameter)
Plant size: 40 cm (without the pot)
The thorns serve as protection against predators as well as to grip onto the host plant to reach sunlight. Leaves are up to 80 mm long, sickle-shaped, shiny dark green with a prominent vein. It has small, white, fragrant flowers appearing from September to December. The fruit is a red berry. The seed is round, shiny and black.
Bright, indirect light
Keep well-watered, but do not allow to stand in water. Less water is required during the winter but doesn’t let the soil dry out completely
Due to their vigorous growth habit, Asparagus may become pot-bound. If required, re-pot during springtime. Trim in winter/ early spring to maintain desired size and shape. Thorns can be sharp so take care when handling