Asparagus Ming is also known as the Ming Fern. However, it is not a true fern at all, and it does not produce asparagus. Originating from the arid regions of South Africa, Asparagus Ming features cascading evergreen branches of needle-like foliage spaced along the stems. This inedible, shrub-like plant has a zigzag branching structure. It prefers consistently moist yet well-drained soil, though it is very drought-tolerant. Water when dry. Expect white flowers between spring and early summer.
Outdoors, the plant can be grown in borders or along foundations. Also works well in containers and hanging baskets. If you decide to plant this one in a container, be sure to re-pot every 3 to 4 years, as roots develop rapidly.