Albuca bracteata (syn. Ornithogalum caudatum), pregnant or sea onion, looks like an onion with thick, bright green leaves.
Albuca bracteata (syn. Ornithogalum caudatum) is known as pregnant or sea onion. It is a long-lived, bulbous plant with a large, rounded bulb that sits atop the ground and long, broad, bright green semi-succulent leaves, all of which resemble onions. The snake-like flowering stem can be three feet long covered in white and green star-like flowers. It makes baby bulbs at its base forming attractive colonies over time. Photo: Wikipedia.
Common Name: Pregnant or Sea Onion
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forests, forest margins, woodlands, and sheltered slopes in South Africa.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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