Jewel Of The Desert
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Jewel Of The Desert Overview
This species is relatively rare and is only found in a small area of South Africa. It is one of the most beautiful indigenous species of the Hyacinth family and also one of the showiest species within its genera. The unique flowers are incomparable to others within its family. ZA Distribution: Northern Cape.
Common problems with Jewel Of The Desert
As this species grows just above the ground, it makes the plant susceptible to attack from snails, slugs and mealybugs.
How to harvest Jewel Of The Desert
Harvest seeds from seed pod when ripe and sow immediately.
How to propagate Jewel Of The Desert
Sow seeds when ripe. Sow to a depth of 1 cm and space them 10 cm apart from each other. It should take 4 to 5 years to reach maturity and flower.
Divide large clumps during the dormant period (summer). Place them at a depth of 3 cm and space them 10 cm apart from each other.
Special features of Jewel Of The Desert
Great pot plant as it stays low and compact.
It grows during the winter months and remains dormant during the warm, summer months.
This species has spectacular flowers that emerge soon after the leaves have appeared.