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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    December 30, 2014
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    That is curious isn't it - one twin dying, the other flourishing? Probably some disease some fungal spores got into the one pot, or were already on the plant when it was divided. Now you're ready to divide again. First question, are you sure you want to divide (in other words, you want to have two plants instead of one,) or do you want to up-pot (put the plant into a larger pot so it can continue to grow larger?)
    If dividing is what you want, it's not difficult. Take your plant (not a fern, of course, more information here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/asparagus-fern/foxtail-asparagus-ferns.htm ) out of the pot, and simply divide it with you hands and a sharp knife. Here's an article to help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/propgen/dividing-plants.htm
    After it's divided, repot the two pieces, spreading out the roots, you can probably re-use the original pot, and another the same size. Here are some pointers on repotting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/learn-more-about-repotting-houseplants.htm

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    August 1, 2016
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    A water soluble fertilizer, like Miracle Grow is suitable. I would mix at half strength and apply weekly.

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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    December 6, 2016
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    Foxtail fern and asparagus fern care are generally similar, so yes, this is a good plant. It is best to let the foliage die back by itself rather than cutting it when it's still green. When it turns brown you can then cut it back.

    Foxtail fern will be damaged by temperatures below 20-25 degrees F, so make sure they are covered or indoors if the teperature in your garage will be below that.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 10, 2017
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    This long growth is normal and commonly found on some ferns.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/asparagus-fern/foxtail-asparagus-ferns.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 8, 2017
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    This article will help refresh you on the care requirements.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/asparagus-fern/foxtail-asparagus-ferns.htm

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 8, 2017
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    Make sure the soil is a good quality and well draining.
    This article will help you access the care and growing conditions.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/asparagus-fern/foxtail-asparagus-ferns.htm

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