Plant of the Week

Asparagus setaceus

Thejaswini Chandran is a Photo- and Videographer at FYTA. They produce all our visual content – except for their own photo here! For this, Thejaswini has a special plant next to them:

My favorite plant is the Asparagus setaceus or lace fern. I like it because its leaves look delicate and wispy and you almost expect them to fall apart when touched but they are actually very sturdy and with a quick google search, I learned these plants are extremely hardy and can adapt to multiple environments. The berries of this fern are poisonous as well so it’s an excellent example for the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.

This plant is easy to care for because of its hardiness, so it’s perfect for forgetful people like me.