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Ornithogalum dubium

Star of Bethlehem, Orange Star Flower

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Eyecatching orange blooms

Makes an excellent houseplant

Flowers for several weeks

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Ornithogalum dubium is an unusual flowering houseplant with sizzling orange flowers in winter and spring just when you need a lift. It looks fabulous on its own, or as part of a houseplant collection where its showy orange blooms will shine out beautifully against background foliage plants. From a low rosette of lance-shaped leaves emerge one or two stalks bearing racemes of star-shaped orange to yellow flowers over several weeks. Height and spread: 30cm (12in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Tender Perennial

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sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 13cm Potted Plant (KF5566)

Grow in bright but indirect light, well away from the scorch of direct sun. Choose a warm room with a constant temperature between 12° - 24°C (54° - 75°F). Provide good air circulation but position the plant away from central heating and draughty doorways.

After flowering the foliage will yellow and begin to die. Once it has completely died off, prune it back to an inch above the soil line and prepare the bulb for dormancy. Place the bulbs in a dry, dark location at a temperature of around 10°C (50°F). When the foliage starts to re-emerge in spring, begin to fertilise and gradually increase watering, always allowing the top third of the plant to dry out between waterings.

Plants can be propagated by removing bulb offsets at the start of spring and planting them into small pots of cactus compost.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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