Ask Better Homes & Gardens

Experts and BHG readers answer.

yellow on aspargus fern

My asparagus fern has yellow spikes what should be done to correct the yellowing?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Some yellowing of spikes is natural. As the spikes age, they turn from green to yellow, then tan before they die. If just a few spikes are turning, you can trim them off. If you see a great deal of yellowing, it may be an indication of disease or insects or an environmental problem such as overwatering. In  these cases, the yellowing is more likely to be generalized throughout the plant. Check to plant closely for additional signs of insects or disease, and control those pests, if present.

Community Answers


Answer this Question

Enter an Answer to this Question

500 characters left