Dense-flowered asparagus is a small, semi-woody plant that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It is native to the coastal dunes of South Africa. This asparagus was introduced for ornamental purposes for the graceful appearance of its silhouette and its light, decorative foliage. The stems of this ornamental asparagus are furnished with fairly soft needles. The branches extend from the ground. When flowering, this asparagus produces tiny white flowers which are followed by poisonous red berries. The plant can reach 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in) in height and 30 to 35 cm (12 to 14 in) in width. This indoor plant is grown very well outdoors where it displays greener foliage than indoors. It needs good drainage outside. Dense flowering asparagus prefers a shady location.