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Ornithogalum lithopsioides


Cute little bulbous plant


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Ornithogalum lithopsioides

Origin: Little Karoo, Western Cape Province, South Africa

This cute and unusual small species of Ornithogalum grows with its bulb above ground level, topped with a tuft of grassy leaves. It forms beautiful dense specimen plants over years.

Plant Size: Adult plants are offered, the bulbs are 1,5 to 2 cm in diameter.

About Ornithogalum

Ornithogalum is a genus of bulbous plants in the Hyacinth family. Several species are known from Summer and Winter rainfall areas of Southern Africa. They are mainly found in South Africa, but some species are known or extends into Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia


Caring for your Ornithogalum

Pot: Ornithogalum is well suited to pot culture. A smaller pot is ideal.

Soil: The plants prefer a well-drained sandy soil with some organic matter.

Light: The plants prefer to grow in bright light conditions

Water: Even though this species is drought hardy, they enjoy weekly watering or every second week, reduced at the coldest times of the year.

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