NAME: Pregnant Onion
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Sea Onion / False Sea Onion / Onion Lily
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ornithogalum Caudatum syn. Albuca Bracteata / Ornithogalum Longibracteatum
PLANT SEEDS: Best started indoors in pots and / or at temps of 70 – 80F
BLOOM TIME: Late Spring - Early Summer / Fall - Winter Indoors
HARDINESS ZONE: 8 - 11 or As A Houseplant
PLANT HEIGHT: 36 - 48"
PLANT SPACING: 24 - 36"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 20 Seeds
OTHER: The Pregnant Onion is not an edible onion, but a large ornamental above-ground bulb. It is named for its “babies” or pups that protrude from its sides like a “baby bump”. These pups can be
left on the mother plant, or removed to start new plants. It is a succulent plant that is native to South Africa, most commonly grown in containers and/or as a houseplant. They do not require much care, & can be a lot of fun to grow!
The Pregnant Onion has beautiful white star shaped flowers with green veining on stalks that can reach 3 feet tall. Each flower spike can contain 100 flowers, & each bulb can have multiple spikes blooming at a time. Their bloom period lasts for a month, so you are sure to get plenty of enjoyment from them! The plants have strap shaped leaves that can reach 2 feet long. There are many traditional medicinal uses for this plant, but please use caution – the whole plant can also be poisonous if used incorrectly.
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