Asparagus Ferns

Shoots Dying Off

Lindab added on February 9, 2014 | Answered

I have an indoor small foxtail asparagus fern....purchased last August. Why do the new shoots grow 12-16 inches (the plant is only 8-10 inches tall) and then they turn brown and die? What am I doing wrong? New shoots continue to grow but die. I use a water meter for watering...add water when on the dry side.

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Answered on February 11, 2014

This typically happens when the plant is not getting enough light. If you can, move it to a brighter location, but remember that the light needs to be filtered. If this is not possible, try to get supplemental light, like a florescent light, near it.

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