Ornithogalum Narbonense

Description

Ornithogalum narbonense, common names Narbonne star-of-Bethlehem, pyramidal star-of-Bethlehem and southern star-of-Bethlehem, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant with underground bulbs, belonging to the genus Ornithogalum of the family Asparagaceae. The Latin name Ornithogalum of the genus, meaning "bird's milk", derives from the Greek, while the species name narbonense refers to the French

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Ornithogalum Narbonense Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Direct Light
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Your Ornithogalum Narbonense will benefit from regular misting, especially in the winter when the air is dry.

Light

A brightly lit spot without direct sunshine is suggested. A small amount of morning or evening sun is not a problem.

Soil

A fast draining potting soil mix is best to use.

Temperature

Your Ornithogalum Narbonense will thrive in average room temperatures, between 60-80 degrees.

Watering

Like all Ornithogalum Narbonense, the reflexa likes to be kept on the dry side. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Over- watering, resulting in root rot, is the main reason this plant dies.

Fertilizing

Your Ornithogalum Narbonense needs very little plant food. Feed twice a year in the spring and summer with a liquid houseplant food at half the recommended strength.

Propagation

Use 3'-5" stem tip cuttings. Allow cuttings to sit out overnight before planting several in a small pot of loose soil; this allows the cut end to dry out and helps prevent root rot.