Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum

Description

Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, also called Prussian asparagus, wild asparagus, Bath asparagus, Pyrenees star of Bethlehem, or spiked star of Bethlehem, is a plant whose young flower shoots may be eaten as a vegetable, similar to asparagus.

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Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum 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

A Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum with solid dark green leaves does well in medium light. Direct sun burns the leaves of all varieties of Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum.

Soil

Use a good organic houseplant soil.

Temperature

Your Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum prefers temperatures between 60-75 degrees.

Watering

In a vase or water type pot change the water once every 7 days with distilled or bottled water. If your Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum is grown in soil (which is it's natural way of growing), water once the soil becomes slightly dry to the touch.

Fertilizing

Your Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum 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

Cutting and re-planting stem cuttings a couple of inches long is an easy method used. Apply root hormones and give it a few weeks for them to begin rooting.