Showy plant with beautiful large long lasting flowers, ideal for growing in pots.
The common name of the genus, Star-of-Bethlehem, is based on its star-shaped flower The genus Ornithogalum contains about 180 species. The genus is characterized by long linear to oblong-lanceolate (lance-shaped) leaves. The bulbs are ovoid with free or canescent scales.
These are white or off-white with green or brown shading in the center, which fades over time. These flowers last a long time, once open, and bend towards the light. The leaves are fleshy and sword-shaped, and the only number about six per stalk. They feel soft and smooth to the touch.