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Asparagus asparagoides (2)

Asparagus asparagoides

Cape Smilax (english)
Breeblaarklimop (afrikaans)
isicakathi (xhosa)
ibutha (zulu)

Taxonomy:

Family ASPARAGACEAE
Genus Asparagus
Specie asparagoides
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Basionym Asparagus asparagoides

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Description:

Asparagus asparagoides is a hardy, evergreen, attractive, climbing Asparagus has beautiful, delicate, slightly-succulent, bright-green leaves.

The sweetly-scented, white flowers are borne throughout the year.These are followed by black berries that are sought after by birds.

It has many traditional medicinal and magical uses.It makes a wonderful container plant and will grow indoors.Looks beautiful cascading from a hanging basket.Use as greenery in flower arrangements.

Plant in shade or semi-shade in compost-rich soil.

Size: up to 1.5m

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Distribution:

Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape

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