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It is no natural for the plant to have the roots exposed, but it copes.

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The fruits do turn red.

Author: Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1983
Origin:  Andaman Islands., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Burkina, Cambodia, Central African Republic, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Java, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, North + Western Australia, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Shatavari, Hundred Husbands, Shatamuli, Chatavari, Snatamuli, Satavar, Isyonsi
Synonyms:  Asparagus racemosus, Willd. 1799.
And quite some more, see below...

This member of the Asparagaceae was given the name Asparagus racemosus by Willder in 1799 and placed in the Liliaceae family. In 1983, Anna Amelia Obermeyer classified it as Asparagaceae. It is found in north and western Australia, south-east Asia and around eastern Africa. The roots are used in medicine. It grows in a rich soil with some water and little sun. The small flowers are white. It can be reproduced both by dividing the bulbs and by seed.

The genera name from Greek protos; 'first', and asparagos, 'the asparagus plant'. The species name from Latin racemose; 'flowering on the stem'.

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Asparagopsis decaisnei Kunth
Asparagopsis floribunda Kunth
Asparagopsis hohenackeri Kunth
Asparagopsis javanica Kunth
Asparagopsis retrofracta Schweinf. ex Baker
Asparagopsis sarmentosa Dalzell & A.Gibson
Asparagopsis subquadrangularis Kunth
Asparagus acerosus Roxb.
Asparagus dubius Decne.
Asparagus fasciculatus R.Br.
Asparagus jacquemontii Baker
Asparagus penduliflorus Zipp. ex Span.
Asparagus petitianus A.Rich.
Asparagus stachyoides Spreng. ex Baker
Asparagus tetragonus Bresler
Asparagus zeylanicus (Baker) Hook.f.
Protasparagus acerosus (Kunth) Kamble
Protasparagus jacquemontii (Baker) Kamble
Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
Protasparagus racemosus var. javanicus (Kunth) Kamble
Protasparagus racemosus var. subacerosus (Baker) Kamble
Protasparagus zeylanicus (Hook.f.) Kamble
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