I'm a hobbyiest, not an operation. Not a one. Soils that have more organic matter tend to have lower aluminum content. If we are not qualified to discuss a topic in depth, or if we're unable to field the questions put to us because others doubt, and someone who is familiar with the topic happens to disagree with something we said, before we reply we should examine closely if we have our ducks in a row. I'll be the first one to admit I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to PH as it pertains to container growing, in which case, I'd not feel comfortable offering advice on the issue. For myself, I've found that always operating within the limits of my knowledge saves a lot of disagreements, so that's how I operate. Growing asparagus fern indoors takes a little more effort than growing them outdoors. I don't question you because I find it fun, or because I have an ax to grind, I question you because some of the things you say don't fit with what we know to be horticulturally sound. If outdoors, temperatures of 50°F-75°F (c. 10°C-24°C) are good for the day, and 50°F-65°F (c. 10°C-18°C) is suitable for night. Right now are temps are in the 60's durrning the day, lows of 38-40 and little to no rain. In 2006, there were personal problems at home. It seems to me he uses lime to adjust the ph.I am going to try and find the papers. If it was a soil problem, I'd change it.Even though I use soil, I use other mediums to equalize so my mix isn't heavy, in fact, it's very well-draining. I always offer a very thorough and polite explanation of why I don't agree and offer an alternate approach that I feel IS sound and backed by science and sound horticultural information and techniques. I grow a variety of plants from succulents to tropicals. Asparagus fern is a member of the lily family, and the Asparagus genus. I try very hard to pin you down to one topic, so the people listening in can fairly consider the advice and evaluate it, but it never works. For the time being, shake your AF to loosen brown fronds. JJ - As I've mentioned before, pH isn't nearly the issue in containers that people make it out to be. Thank you for the fountain info. I have over 300 plants in containers, the largest % (by far) of them prefer an acidic soil. There are other methods to raise humidity..a humidfer can't be beat.We make suggestions, but people should care for their plants as they see fit...and of course, the plants well-being.One example is sun. HI Al~Sort of., I do have more questions though. lol. ;-) And if so, add vinegar or citric acid to adjust , each time I irrigate... Gosh, are you going to send me email reminders. It did answer ?? Position the fern so that the line between the above and below ground parts of the plant is even with the surrounding soil. I also fertilize with Acidic fertilizer. If you like, send me an email and I'll explain exactly. Simply wear gloves when moving or touching the asparagus fern to avoid injury or damaging the plant itself. Durring July-Sept, we have monsoons, which are humid but nothing compared to the rest of the country. Over the years I purchased different types of guages. So it's referred to a dry heat. Required fields are marked *. You commented on my dish garden? My tap water usually comes out of the tap at about 8.5 or so, very high, but because I do flush my soils every time I water, I don't get much upward creep in pH. It is an asparagus, therefore unlike other ferns; the Asparagus Fern prefers bright light and occasional dryness. If you or I want to make a case that illustrates to others that our assertions are correct - then just make the case on that point and move on. Well, I have finally figured out how to keep ferns from turning brown and shedding! Good luck, Toni. How often it needs to be done depends on the type of meter and frequency of use. Scorching temperatures over 90°F (32°C) can burn the leaves. After plants are sprayed, adequately, humidity increases. For best results and to avoid the leaves turning brown and dropping, mist the plant daily and use a pebble tray. Dust-particles clog pores..Foliage needs to breath, dust accumulation makes it difficult.Grouping plants helps with increase humidity, too. No? [my emphasis added] Plant production in containers II ~ Carl Whitcomb PhD. I just posted yesterday evening. These particular species of plants prefer to be pot-bound, which means the yearly division is not needed or necessary. I don't spray because a lot of sprays they seemed to ignore; I killed the plant along with the bugs; and in my greenhouse I am doing semi-aquaculture and sprays/chemicals are not a good thing around the fish. I never asked or suggested that you use any particular soil, but I may debate certain points others might make about soils that are unfounded. Where is that fair.? Al~Thank you for all your help and input. Source: Starr. :-). Fittonia prefers shade to medium light. The usual suspects at this time of year that cause spoiled foliage are usually all related to drought response. Al, I do not want to argue with you or anyone on GW. My reg. JJ - you'll notice there is no spotting on my Aeoniums because I never wet the foliage when I water - and I never mist anything. http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/potting-soil-ingredients.aspx. Jojo, my foliage never has residue despite hosing and daily misting.Some foliar insectides and fertilzers leave residues...have you sprayed leaves with anything other than water? There are various brands of packaged house plant, potting soils. now. Of course, I've done so by looking for validated logic and facts. I remember him citing a study in which azaleas or rhodies, usually a pH 4.0 plant, were perfectly happy at pH levels >8.5 (maybe it was 8.0, but at very high levels, at any rate) as long as the Ca supply was limited. Do you keep plants inside your home, green house, or outdoors? When asparagus plants change color, there is always an underlying reason as to why. lol.Have you considered buying a water softener device? Most operations measure the pH of the fertigation solution and adjust the solution's pH as a way of managing media pH. Take more photos, showing the front door, entry porch, and a "from the street", overall wide shot that captures the scale and relation of the various elements of the house. Climbing asparagus fern (Asparagus plumosus) also appears on numerous regional environmental weed lists in New South Wales (e.g. As far as PH meters, I know my dad has always said they are a waste of time.He grew up on a farm, and the knew what the plants needed by sight. Since pulling 2 club chairs from other living room, it's looking a bit awkward since I put the large chair in there to replace them. Listed below are common reasons as to why asparagus plants may change color, particularly to brown and yellow. Wouldn't you know it, the other day, while cleaning, I found, of ALL insects, Mealy Bugs. I have nothing against what you use, other than it's not worked for me in the past, and i'm not judging. Asparagus ferns are lucky in that they rarely have problems with major diseases or insects, which means you’ll seldom need to spray them with pesticides. Like I said, I'll see about testing the water.I read recently, that you can get citric acid at health food stores too. LOL! Here in the midwest, a low light plant would thrive in a south or west window opposed to one who lived where winters are hot and sunny. How long I intend to keep them in the same soil between repots and whether they are a single season planting decides that, but ALL my houseplants are very happy in the gritty mix. I also have a couple of 'tell' plants that change color as soil solution pH increases. (thank you). I read recently that lemon juice will help with water spots, anyone else ever heard of this?? I just hooked up a dryer last night, it will vent indoors and add alot of humidity to the house. Hi Toni~Thanks for your help and replies. Toni. Because you have so much natural light in your house the the undertones in the paint will be more obvious. See a picture and get answers to Kimberly Queen fern plant care questions. What is the ideal % of humidity? It's how you/we/I support what we say that helps others determine that. A blue grey is not necessarily a bad thing with what you are describing that you have in your home . In the summer months many will place this plant on an outdoor deck or patio. It holds a little less than a gallon of water. How many times do ppl come here asking which direction/window their plant should be placed. Because I mix my own and you disagree?Sorry, if I felt I was wrong for a minute, I wouldn't utter a word. Jojo, it works out. Keep in mind that an asparagus fern can dry out so much it appears dead. We've had a few showers since Oct. due some tomorrow. As you know soils/mediums eventually lose nutrients and break down. O.K. I can tell you insecticidal soap has never seemed to work even if I pretty much drowned the plant in it and it usually has killed the plant at that level. I never once said your mixes wouldn't work..Apparently, there are a good number of people who love it.On the other hand, my mix, one I've used for years, works to my plants liking. When this happens, mediums are added. In terms of temperatures, choose a location that offers a moderate temperature and use a humidifier to encourage moist air. I realize there are others on the forum who are much better qualified, and I defer to them instead of arguing with them. En continuant à naviguer sur ce site ou à utiliser cette application, j'accepte que le groupe Houzz utilise des cookies ou d'autres technologies similaires pour améliorer ses produits et services, me proposer du contenu pertinent et personnaliser l'expérience utilisateur. Neither is Al. Hose/shower once a wk, and if possible, spray/mist daily.Soil shouldn't be kept muddy, but don't let it dry too much, either.Place in a bright, cool, semi-humid spot, that has some air-circulation or fresh air. How to Care for an Asparagus Fern: 12 Steps (with Pictures) Technically, leaving a bucket of water set overnight or longer actually slightly concentrates ALL the solubles in irrigation water. I'm always ready to explain the hows and whys of ANY advice or observations I offer, and whenever I press you on an issue we disagree on, you always introduce a wide variety of other topics that have no bearing on the subject. Outdoors, keep asparagus fern well watered to prevent the soil from completely drying out. BM grey Screen is blue, not grey. Adding peat wont help any either, it would defeat the purpose of the mix I am using. An answer to gloomy day prayers..lol. lol.. As far as letting tap sit for 24hrs. I water all my plants from tap when I don't have rain water. What I'm saying now is in a purely conversational tone. And your recent post you say that you "sometimes" check PH.So how do you know if you mixed your potting mix correct?How do you measure it.? Our disagreements almost always vary... but facts remain constant foliage and always green. So adds humidity to a brighter location doing a very good job at 100 %, but 's! 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