Ornithogalum Nutans Care
Ornithogalum Nutans like high humidity and will be right at home in a room with extra dampness in the air, like a kitchen or bathroom. Although, these houseplants do well in medium humidity. Dry air may cause the leaves to form brown edges. Placing the plant in an area with slight dampness can help prevent that from happening.
Your Ornithogalum Nutans prefers medium indirect sunlight. Brown spots on the leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.
Use a loose soil that drains quickly. In Hawaii, Ornithogalum Nutans are often grown in lava rock. If you purchase a Ornithogalum in lava rock, remove at least 1/3 of the rock and replace it with potting soil.
This plant likes average room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.
Watering a Ornithogalum Nutans plant takes a little time and care. Keep the marbles and pebbles in your vase covered with water at all times. Add water to the container weekly to keep the proper level.
Feed every four weeks from April until September using a 10-10-10 diluted liquid fertilizer.
These are easily propagated with stem tip cuttings (about 3 -5 inches long). Place the cutting (usually more than one) into a new pot with a moist potting mix.