Ornithogalum caudatum - False Sea Onion
Ornithogalum caudatum - False Sea Onion
Ornithogalum caudatum - False Sea Onion
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Ornithogalum caudatum - False Sea Onion

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Ornithogalum caudatum is a rather curious bulbous plant with large smooth, opalescent, pale apple-green, bulbs that sit on top of the soil and can reach up to 10 cm in diameter. When larger they produce bulbils on their sides. The strap-like, semi-succulent leaves can grow very long under ideal circumstances up to 40 (100)cm in length, and the leaves droop. Flowers form a 70-90 cm flowering spike capped small, white fragrant flowers with green, central stripes. There may be as many as 50 to 100 flowers per stalk. It is an easy and adaptable plant to grow and it is well suited for containers growing happily in a pot for many years.  It makes a good but odd houseplant or specimen. It is reported that in its native habitat, crushed leaves are sometimes tied over cuts and bruises and said to have healing effects similar to aloe vera.
Plant Type Bulbous plant
Flower Colour White with green stripes
Height 40-100cm
Width 50-60cm
Sun / Shade Part Shade - Indirect sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub tropical
Drought Tolerant
Coastal Second level
Frost Hardy to -5
Native Exotic
Flower Months Spring - Summer

 

 


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