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Ornithogalum - White (Large) - 25 bulbs p-pack

by Hadeco
SKU 0130021
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Original price R 110.00 - Original price R 110.00
Original price
R 110.00
R 110.00 - R 110.00
Current price R 110.00

Delivery from: March - May

Ornithogalum offers stunning, long-lasting blooms that are sure to bring delight to your garden. 
How to plant, care for and grow Ornithogalum

Family Asparagaceae
Name derived from The Greek words ornis meaning bird and gala meaning milk.
Common name Chincherinchee, witvioltjie
Sun Exposure Full sun
Flower Colours White or green/white
Predators Thrips, mealybugs and aphids can spread viruses. Erwinia bacteria will cause a smelly black rot, this bacteria will affect the soil for four years - no susceptible genera will grow.

Ornithogalum is a true bulb. There are about 120 species that originated in Africa, Europe and western Asia. 114 of the species are indigenous to South Africa and 38 occur in the Northern and Western Cape. At maturity, the plant will be 30 – 100cm tall. The plant is poisonous. Toxic if eaten by humans or animals – Keep away from children and pets.
Seasons and planting

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Plant NO
Flowering NO

Ornithogalum prefers sandy, well-draining soil and will grow in most garden soils. It should be planted at a depth of 2cm and the spaces between the bulbs should be 10cm, giving the plant enough space to grow. During its season, the soil must be kept moist through regular deep watering. This watering should be increased just before the plant begins to flower in order to ensure that the plant grows strong as the weather increases the temperature. The lowest temperature this plant can tolerate is 0°C.
Once the bulbs are dormant, they will tolerate a small amount of water as long as the soil is well-draining, if the soil is not, they should be lifted during dormancy.
Can be propagated by bulblets, bulbils or seeds – freshly sown when ripe. Can be multiplied by cutting off leaves.