Ornithogalum Thyrsoides

Description

Ornithogalum thyrsoides is a bulbous plant species that is endemic to the Cape Province in South Africa. It is also known by the common names of chinkerinchee or chincherinchee, star-of-Bethlehem or wonder-flower. It produces long-lasting flowers prized as cut flowers.

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Ornithogalum Thyrsoides Care

Overview

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

Humidity

The humidity for the Ornithogalum Thyrsoides is just as important as water and light requirements. Simply put, the higher the humidity, the better. Mist your plant a couple of times per week. Brown tips on the plant will signify that the humidity is too low.

Light

Your Ornithogalum Thyrsoides 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, quick-draining soil to prevent over-watering and root rot. If your regular soil seems heavy, add some sand.

Temperature

Your Ornithogalum Thyrsoides likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.

Watering

All Ornithogalum Thyrsoides plants like to be kept on the dry side. Water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Never allow the plant to sit in water.

Fertilizing

Use a diluted complete liquid fertilizer during the spring and summer when the plant is growing. Take a break from feeding the houseplant during the colder months.

Propagation

Propagate Ornithogalum Thyrsoides using cane cuttings.