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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Mar 3, 2017 2:59 PM CST
Hello,

This was in my grandfather's yard growing out of a pot, but he can't remember what it is. Of course my life can't go on without knowing what it is. You can't tell by the photo because evil English ivy is growing around it, but it almost looks like a bulb or a tuber. Also zone 10a sunset zone 24.

Thank you! 🌻💙
Carly
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Mar 3, 2017 3:07 PM CST
Not sure but it'll be interesting to see.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 3, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Do you remember the flowers? It reminds me of pregnant onion - Albuca bracteata (formerly Ornithogalum longibracteatum). If it is a pregnant onion, broken leaves are very slimy and there will be dozens of little 'onions' surrounding it.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 3, 2017 5:01 PM CST
It has a big tall bulb with a long neck, showing in that second photo. I'd guess at it being maybe some sort of crinum lily? Sure will be much easier to tell once the flower blooms. Be sure you snap a picture with the flower - some of those bulbs have a very short bloom time.

Also, just my observation that the leaves are a very light green. It might benefit from a little bit of fertilizer after the bloom is done.
Elaine

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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Mar 4, 2017 1:46 AM CST
Thank You!
DaisyI said:Do you remember the flowers? It reminds me of pregnant onion - Albuca bracteata (formerly Ornithogalum longibracteatum). If it is a pregnant onion, broken leaves are very slimy and there will be dozens of little 'onions' surrounding it.


Daisy,

I think you're right on! I looked it up and appears accurate. Currently it is not in bloom, however after seeing what the flower looks like I do remember seeing them in the yard before. Also I ended up digging it out to have a better look at it, and sure enough it is slimy, and had dozen of little babies attached or next to it.

Thank you Daisyl. Mystery solved! 😀🌾🌼
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Mar 4, 2017 1:50 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:It has a big tall bulb with a long neck, showing in that second photo. I'd guess at it being maybe some sort of crinum lily? Sure will be much easier to tell once the flower blooms. Be sure you snap a picture with the flower - some of those bulbs have a very short bloom time.

Also, just my observation that the leaves are a very light green. It might benefit from a little bit of fertilizer after the bloom is done.


Elaine,

I thought crinium lily at first as well. Until Daisyl said pregnant onion. Do I need to wait until after it blooms to feed it? I have Dr earth organic liquid fertilizer's. I have a 3-9-4 and a 4-4-4.

Thank you
Carly Hurray!

Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 4, 2017 10:13 AM CST
You really don't need to wait, Carly. Go right ahead and give it a shot of the 4 - 4 - 4. Lots of water will make the bloom better, too.
Elaine

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