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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Requirements for 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:
Recommended planting season?
Spring in cold climate – Autumn / Winter in hot climate
Pests and diseases:
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:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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