How to grow Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Ornithogalum thyrsoides growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Ornithogalum also known as Star of Bethlehem flower or Chinkerinchee, Ornithogalum thyrsoides perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental cut flower fragrance plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10 (possible to keep the bulb in the soil) 4-7 (possible to keep the bulb over the winter indoor).

Leaves color green in linear shape and grow from the bulb.

Star of Bethlehem flower

Flower color white in the middle there is darker spot, the flower shape it’s like star with 6 elliptic petals, the flowers grow on stalk.

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How to grow Ornithogalum thyrsoides growing and care:

Dry summer (or take the bulb out of the ground), well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Poisonous bulb

Recommended planting season?
Spring in cold climate – Autumn / Winter in hot climate

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Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stalk and in the end of the season all

Size of the plant?
20-40cm, 8-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Flower shape it’s like star with 6 elliptic petals, the flowers grow on stalk, color of the flower white

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