Division of Marketing and Development
Susan Nardizzi, Director
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner
Asparagus macowanii (Liliaceae Family)
A large ornamental, with slightly stiff woody branches covered by tufts of forest green small needle-like foliage.
Foliage should be free from yellowing or browning. Stem should be gray-white.
Care and Handling
Remove bundle ties and slant cut one inch from stems base. Place stems in 2-3 inches of tepid water. Condition at room temperature for an hour and then place in a 36 degree F cooler.
Excellent foliage for Ikebana and tropical designs. Slant-cut smaller pieces off larger branches to use as filler in designs. Very nice in wedding boutonniere. Great compliment to orchids.