Thursday, October 23, 2008

Boophane disticha

Boophane disticha is a small genus of bulbs found in South Africa. The flowers are composed of many star shaped flowers. This plant is often grown for the ornamental curly leaves. This bulb is extremely poisonous. It has been used to make poison tip arrows. If you have an animal or small child, do not grow this plant. It requires full sun in a fast draining medium. My plant, I try to water everyday. It does have a dormant period where it requires less water typically in the winter time. I just started growing this plant so I’ll have to see what happens this winter. As you might have noticed, South Africa has a wealth of interesting native bulbs..I would love to visit one day…

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