Identification: Please help me identify this "tropical plant"

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  1. Brownthumb:(

    Brownthumb:( Member

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    Hi all,
    I just purchased this generically labeled "tropical plant" at the grocery store this morning (here's one more picture). Can any of you please tell me what it is so that it can get some proper care?

    I was told that maybe it was an Asparagus Fern but I've looked at a lot of pictures and that just doesn't seem quite right.

    Thanks in advance,
    Marianne
     
  2. bioramani

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    The plant is called Asparagus Fern in India too. It grows almost like a weed. It is grown on arches, pergolas, and pots. If planted in the ground grows into quite a tall vine. Likes semishade at least here in the tropics.

    http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/3559/ gives some details.

    bioramani
     
  3. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    In this case I believe Asparagus Fern is in reference to Asparagus setaceus, (syn. A. plumosus).
     
  4. Brownthumb:(

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    Thanks to both of you.

    Somehow I managed to miss this species when I was looking up Asparagus Fern pictures. The photos I have found of Asparagus setaceus are bang on! Mystery solved.

    Also, thank you to whomever moved this thread to the correct location.
     
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    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    NOT Podocarpus, definitely Asparagus setaceus, a species I am very familiar with.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I've actually seen this growing outdoors in Seattle, in a warm nook on the south side of the Nordic Heritage Museum.
     
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    Yes its definately not a podocarous they look like this, totally diffenrt in almost every way.
     

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