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#74238 Jun 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 PM
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Howdy All!

I just had a quick question on the Asparagus Fern (did I spell that right?). One of my relatives grows this plant, and was repotting, and discovered little sac-like things in the roots. We thought they would grow, so we planted them. Will this work? What are the sac-things? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!


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NewtothePot #74395 Jun 23rd, 2007 at 06:58 AM
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i have no clue! i hope someone comes along who does. i love our asparagus ferns grin

#74509 Jun 23rd, 2007 at 10:24 AM
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The roots have large nodules filled with water which allow it to survive during the period of drought. Divide the asparagus fern with the nodules and roots attached, then repot. They are hardy and will bounce back. Just so you'd know, aspargus fern is considered an invasive plant in some states. Although I have some in pots, they also grow every where in my front and back yards. I tried killing those out of the pots; I thought I did; they are back.


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papito #75347 Jun 24th, 2007 at 04:54 PM
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Hmm, I never knew about the nodules.


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GreenCeed #76363 Jun 25th, 2007 at 08:25 PM
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Ditto on the spreading problem. I've imprisoned mine in a large pot.


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