Ornithogalum Nutans

Description

Ornithogalum nutans, known as drooping star-of-Bethlehem, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Europe and South West Asia. It is a bulbous perennial growing to 20–60 cm (8–24 in) tall by 5 cm (2 in) wide, with strap-shaped leaves and green striped, pendent grey-white flowers in spring. It is cultivated, and has naturalized, outside its native range, for example in

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Ornithogalum Nutans Care

Overview

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

Humidity

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.

Light

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.

Soil

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.

Temperature

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

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.

Fertilizing

Feed every four weeks from April until September using a 10-10-10 diluted liquid fertilizer.

Propagation

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.