The asparagus fern plant (Asparagus aethiopicus syn. Asparagus densiflorus) is normally found in a hanging basket, decorating the deck or patio in summer and helping to clean indoor air in winter. The asparagus fern plant is not really a fern at all, but a member of the Liliaceae family. When growing asparagus ferns outside, place them in a part sun to shady location for best foliage growth. While the asparagus fern plant may sometimes flower, the tiny white flowers are small and not necessary for the beauty of growing asparagus fern.
The asparagus fern thrives in dappled shade, although it can be acclimated to more light. Avoid direct, bright sunlight and try to maintain a warm temperature. If you have a shady porch outside, or a greenhouse, the indoor plants will likely respond with abundant growth over the summer. Asparagus ferns should be planted in loose, well-draining potting soil. Keeping an asparagus fern hydrated takes a little effort. This plant thrives on humidity. Mist the plant daily, focusing on the arching stems. These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.