Amelia, our sickle thorn, is an asparagus fern, most commonly found in the wild in tropical parts of Africa, India and Sri Lanka.
She's not hard to care for and will grow happily as long as she's regularly watered and kept in a bright spot. As a bonus, she's a great air purifier. She is a little thorny, hence the name, so isn't suited to areas in reach of small children.
AMELIA THE SICKLE THORN LIKES...
Lots of light
As a tropical plant, Amelia the sickle thorn likes sunshine. Avoid direct sun but give her a really bright place to live.
Sickle thorns grow quickly and so Amelia will benefit from pruning to keep her in check. Remove any unhealthy looking fronds.
In the warmer months she likes a regular drink whenever her soil feels dry. You can cut back in winter.
Sickle thorns have Hulk-strength roots that can escape from the bottom holes of the pot if not repotted into something slightly bigger every other year or so.
Sickle thorn, Forest Asparagus
Plant height (including pot)
Toxic if consumed
Nursery pot size