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Scientific Name: Asparagus retrofractus
Pronunciation: uh-SPARE-uh-gus re-trow-FRAC-tuss
Common Name: Ming fern
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (off campus)


Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form:
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:
Spread:
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure:
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google Images
Ming fern
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular
Margins:
Additional Info: 'Leaves' are modified stems called cladophylls; true leaves reduced to spines.

 
 
Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy
Flower Time at Peak:
 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: poisonous
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  


Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Maintenance:Medium
 
Location(s):
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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