The galtonia It is a bulbous native of South Africa that produces spectacular inflorescences. Due to its place of origin, it is a plant that is very easy to care for since it does not need very frequent waterings, so we can say without mistake that it is suitable for beginners.

If you want to decorate your garden or your patio with an easy bulbous one, don’t hesitate: this is one of your best options .

Origin and characteristics of Galtonia

Precious flower of Galtonia

Our protagonist is a bulbous native of South Africa known by the common names Galtonia or Cape Hyacinth. It belongs to the genus Ornithogalum. It is a bulbous perennial that reaches a height of between 30 and 110 centimeters depending on the species. Its leaves are long, up to 30cm, and thin. The flowers are grouped in spike-shaped inflorescences, they can be white or yellow in color, and most importantly – they sprout in summer.

It grows quite fast, which added to its high ornamental value is a very interesting plant to have in the collection.

How do you take care of yourself?

Galtonia and dahlia combination

If you want to get a copy or several, we recommend that you provide the following care:

  • Location: outside, in full sun.
  • Irrigation: twice a week in summer, and every 15 days the rest of the year.
  • Soil or substrate: it is not demanding, but it has to have good drainage.
  • Subscriber: from spring to late summer / early autumn, fertilize with a liquid fertilizer for bulbous plants, following the indications specified on the product packaging.
  • Planting or transplanting time: in spring. If it is in a pot, it is advisable to move it to a larger 2cm every 3 years.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring. Direct sowing in seedbed.
  • Rusticity: withstands frosts down to -2ºC as long as they are punctual and short-lived.

Did you know this bulbous plant? What do you think?