Containers forum: Ornithogalum longebracteatum

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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 11, 2011 7:06 PM CST
Lynn, have added some more interesting plants to my garden. I know they are not succulents or cactus, but I now have 2 large pregnant onions with babies. I just love those things.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2011 9:06 PM CST

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Marti, you are just having so much fun with your gardening adventure. Can you give us a link to the thread where you will post them?
It is called Ornithogalum longibracteatum and I see that many people in colder climates grow them as house plants.
I notice we don't have any photos in the database for that plant. Do you think you could take some photos and add them here. Pregnant Onion (Albuca bracteata)
Also here is some more information if you would like to add to data details. And you would even earn acorns for doing it. Hurray!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithogalum_longibracteatum
http://www.kartuz.com/p/90234/Ornithogalum+longibracteatum.h...
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 11, 2011 9:42 PM CST
I'll try to get pictures tomorrow of mine.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2011 10:09 PM CST

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Great Marti. You will be getting acorns for your contributions to the database. Thumbs up
You can buy an ATP mug or tee shirt with your acorns. Hurray!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Oct 12, 2011 8:02 AM CST
Have some babies on mine too. but not very good (me) for not giving it more attention.
Marti, you post yours, then I'll post the pic. I have, of mine.
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Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Oct 12, 2011 8:44 AM CST
Pregnant onion! I had one of those about 30 years ago, gave it away when we moved from Alaska to Oregon along with almost all of my other houseplants. I called it the PGO.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 12, 2011 9:10 AM CST

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Great photo Charleen. Here is a great place to post those PGO photos. Lee Anne will love seeing them in her House Plants Forum. http://garden.org/forums/view/houseplants/
Marti you are doubly blessed in that you can grow them indoors or outdoors where you live. : )

I went out this morning and not a single semp was pulled up. The bird netting is working. Hurray!

What is the weather like for all of you this week?
We still haven't had any frost. Periods of rain and sun. Today and tomorrow are suppose to be sunny and in the mid 60's.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 12, 2011 10:42 AM CST
If I grew these outdoors, I bet they would freeze. O.. Thanks Lynn.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 12, 2011 10:51 AM CST

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Yes they would freeze in your area Charleen. Smiling
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 12, 2011 11:24 AM CST
I sent her a note, going to send her one. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
Peace and long life
Charter ATP Member Region: California I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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marti
Oct 12, 2011 2:06 PM CST
Well, I added a photo and information in the plant data base. Just waiting for it to be OK'd.
Will add the photo here also!


Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 12, 2011 2:16 PM CST
Very nice one, Marti. Beautiful plant.
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
Peace and long life
Charter ATP Member Region: California I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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marti
Oct 12, 2011 2:22 PM CST
For all interested in Pregnant Onions:
Let me introduce you to Ornithoglaeum longibracteatum, or as many people call it, a Pregnant Onion or False Sea Onion. This interesting plant is not a true onion and is poisonous to eat. Some people have developed a skin rash from handling the plant. The pregnant onion is from the Hyacinthaceae family and is found in many countries such as South Africa, the Mediterranean area, Central and Eastern Europe and Western Asia. And anywhere else it has been introduced as a house plant.

The Pregnant Onion asexual production of bulbils is what makes this plant so interesting. The bulbils are formed under the skin of the large onion like bulb and as the skin dries the bulbils drop to the ground where they take root. It can also be grow from seeds that are collected after the plant flowers and the seed pods are allowed to dry on the plant.

It grows well in Zones 9A – 10 B outdoors, either in the ground or in pots. Also makes for an interesting houseplant if you have the room. Leaves have been known to get up to 4 feet long with a flower stem up to 6 feet long. It is an evergreen plant the requires average watering and can tolerate even less water, as in some climates it will live off the water in the bulb for long periods of no water. The Pregnant Onion prefers sun to partial shade.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 12, 2011 2:59 PM CST

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Wow, Marti I found your database entry. Now go post all of your above information as a comment for that entry and you will get another acorn.

I'm splitting this from this thread and creating it's own thread so it won't be lost and moving it to the Container Forum. : )
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