Faye, an Asparagus Fern, Asparagus Setaceus, or Lace Fern, isn't the most affectionate of plants. No really, she doesn't like being touched - in fact, she'll turn brown just to make a point!
Native to South Africa, Faye typically grows in the shadows of larger trees deep in humid forests, and believe it or not, she isn't actually a fern - she was just named so because she looks so fern-like!
If Faye is happy, she'll flower in the spring with small bell-shaped blooms that will eventually give way to tiny green berries.
Faye, Asparagus Fern - Small
Faye prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun