A few of you have mentioned that the fern in the last post was probably an Asparagus fern (Thanks!). While I found that many do call it that, the Asparagus fern that I know here in Missouri is light and airy and looks like this:
Here's what else I found out... the one I was looking at is more often called a Foxtail fern, and an Asparagus as well. Some sites had a regular looking fern listed as Asparagus too~ must be many varieties. Here's more info, it's actually not in the fern family at all! To be exact it's called an Asparagus Meyeri Foxtail Fern.
Although it is called a fern it is actually part of the lily family. It
produces small white flowers followed by red berries in the summer. The white
flowers are often hidden, the birds will steal the berries and disperse the
seeds. (from this site)
I think it looks like dreadlocks~ or tentacles, lol! Another site listed it as a Foxtail Asparagus Cactus, yet still in the lily family and that it originates from South Africa. Hmm! Interesting! I want one.