'Pregnant onion' is a plant in the Ornithogalum genus with a scientific name of Ornithogalum longibracteatum.
Parts of plant are POISONOUS if ingested. Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Do NOT eat.
The Pregnant Onion is a very easy plant to grow and will grow for any person who is willing to take the time to water it occasionally. Pregnant onions can be potted or planted outside. If you live in zone 9 or under you may want to bring you plant inside for the winter because, even though they are hardy down to 25°F (-4°C), they can perish if they are in the cold for too long. Usually kept as a houseplant.
The bulb sprouts long leaves. It produces a long stalk that juts up from the center of the bulb. The flowers are white, sometimes yellow, with a green stripe down the center.Pregnant onion grows as an evergreen and is a flower / houseplant. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Pregnant onion is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (3.25 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.
South Africa is believed to be where Pregnant onion originates from.
Pregnant onion is known to be toxic to humans and/or animals, so be careful where you position and how you handle this plant.
Pregnant onion is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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Propagation is mainly by by budding off the parent bulb.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Zone 9 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.1 and 7.8 as Pregnant onion likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Pregnant onion is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
Small bulbs will form off the mother bulb, wait until the babies have at least one leaf and inch or two long before removing it to it’s own container.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Pregnant onion so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Pregnant onion so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Pregnant onion plants:
False onion, False sea onion, German onion, Falsche meerzwiebel,
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