Sunday, March 24, 2024

Asparagus

 I am growing an indoor variety called Asparagus aethiopicus, which is usually grown as a houseplant. This is a plant with bright green feathery foliage. 

 

Asparagus is a heat-loving perennial plant closely related to the common edible garden asparagus. In hot climates, the plants are hardy outdoors, but are often grown as houseplants, in containers or hanging baskets. 

 


I always water the plant well to keep it bushy and I love the lacy foliage. Asparagus does well in dappled shade, although it can be adapted to more light, away from direct sunlight. To do this, I shade the plant from the sun with a thin curtain. 

 

   

At any time of year, asparagus may produce small flowers followed by mildly toxic berries. The flowers are faintly scented and have yellow stamens. The shape of the flowers is beautiful.  

Do you grow asparagus inside or outside? Is your plant blooming?


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48 comments:

  1. I don’t grow asparagus but I look forward to eating it in season.

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    1. I love eating asparagus as well David, but this is indoor one.

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  2. I don’t grow asparagus, but ai look forward to eating it in season.

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  3. Personalmente non l'ho mai coltivato ma spesso si trova nei giardini più protetti o vicini al lago :D

    Un abbraccio!

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    1. This may be Gabriel. Here asparagus is an indoor flower.

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  4. Dear Nadezda!
    Beautiful plant and wonderful photos of you.
    Years ago, asparagus was in almost every home.
    Hugs and greetings.

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    1. I agree Lucja, asparagus was a popular indoor plant.

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  5. Las flores son muy indas parecen de otro mundo. Te mando un beso.

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    1. Sí, las flores son muy inusuales, J.P., luego maduran los frutos rojos.

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  6. I've grown asparagus ferm as a houseplant but have never come across a flowering variety

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    1. Here in my home asparagus blooms in spring and summer, Sue. I think it loves growing here :)

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  7. Beautiful blooms! If you pollinate them with a little brush, you can get red berries and viable seed too! ;)

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    1. Some years ago I have had red berries Tistou. I love more its blooms.

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  8. I had two different asparagus as houseplants in the past, Nadezda. They had very pretty white flowers, but the plants died. They needed too much water! :)

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    1. I agree Marit. I often water them, although they have special roots to keep water.

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  9. Boa tarde de segunda-feira minha querida amiga Nadezda. Nunca comi aspargos frescos ou vi pessoalmente.

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    1. This plant is not edible, Luiz. It's houseplant.

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  10. I was thinking about it and I realised I have never noticed asparagus growing. I don't grow many vegetables myself but I have always assumed asparagus is hard to grow. I think it's a really pretty plant!

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    1. Jenny, this house plant asparagus is easy to grow. It needs more water than others plants.

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  11. By the way, I recently found several comments from blog friends in my Spam folder. I almost never check the spam folder and will do it more often in future. One of the messages was from you - so I have now enabled it and it has appeared. So I wanted to tell you that I just didn't see it before but I am glad it is up now. Your latest message on my St. Patricks day post has appeared without problems by the way. Blogger can be strange!

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    1. Jenny, that's why I set all comments to moderation. All comments appear first in a separate window on the blog. There I mark some as spam and others are comments from friends that appear in the 'Primary' mail. Those that I don't want to read appear in spam mail.

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  12. Kuşkonmaz güzel bir bitki. 😊

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  13. Preciosas flores blancas tiene. Bien destacan entre el verde.
    Buena noche Nadezda.
    Un abrazo.

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  14. También tengo esta planta en mí jardín. Un abrazo

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    1. Seguro que ella crece bien, Teresa. Gracias.

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  15. Beautiful flowers.
    A very Happy Easter 🐣

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    1. Thank you Maria, happy Easter holidays to you too.

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  16. Estuve paseando por tus páginas. Y todas, desde las flores a las aves, son un canto a la vida.
    Delicadeza, belleza y sensibilidad. Buenas herramientas, Nadezda.

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    1. Me alegra que tú, Ana, leas mis posts sobre el tema de la naturaleza. Sí, me encanta escribir y fotografiar la naturaleza. Y amo la vida. Feliz Pasquas.

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  17. I have never seen asparagus as a houseplant and such an interesting flower. Enjoy and happy Easter to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you, dear Lee. I wish you and your garden prosperity.

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  18. Hello Nadezda, how are you here?
    How beautiful the images,
    Here I have 2 types of asparagus.
    But it's the first time I've seen flowers, I thought it was beautiful.
    Good start to the month of April.
    janice.

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    1. Janicce, my asparagus blooms in spring, lovely flowers. Have nice Easter holidays!

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  19. Muy bonita esta planta de espárragos para mi desconocida, ya que por aquí lo que abunda es el espárrago comestible silvestres, que son una delicia para el paladar.
    Un abrazo, amiga.

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    1. Este esparrago crece en mi casa, Manuel. No se puede comer.

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  20. Sehr interessant, liebe Nadezda. Die Pflanze kenne ich so nicht, sie schaut aber sehr hübsch aus mit ihren weißen Blüten.

    Frühlingshafte Grüße
    von Anke

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    1. Thank you Anke for your comment. This is a nice indoor plant.

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