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Ming Fern
Asparagus myriocladus

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Asparagus (a-SPARE-uh-gus) (Info)
Species: myriocladus (mir-ee-oh-KLAD-us) (Info)




18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phenix City, Alabama

Bartow, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Plano, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 6, 2012, mikethumb from North Windham, ME wrote:

Growing in southern Maine I have had this plant for 26 years. It has burst three pots with it's fleshy roots. The new stem, as of May, is 8 feet tall and beautiful. I don't know if I'll ever see blossoms or seeds, and with the height plus large pot it's about to outgrow my sun room. Can anyone tell me how to divide it?


On Jul 28, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

So Far so good. I'm growing this plant in a wie basket and except for a need for heavy watering it's doing great.


On Mar 27, 2009, joshz8a from z8a, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bought this in spring, 2007, and growing in container. Wintering inside for now, outside in summer. Intend to divide and plant one in outside container just to test hardiness. Beautiful unusual foliage plant.