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Society Garlic
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Society Garlic

Latin Name:

Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’

Plant Type:

Perennial

Description:

Inflorescence on a leafless stalk about two feet (60cm) tall. Flowers are a pink-purple in a cluster. Leaves green in most forms, this one variegated.

Origin:

South Africa

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

AC

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer, weekly in the summer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to none Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division and seeds in the spring. After dividing plant, pot in the plant’s regular potting mix. It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Needs good light in order to flower. Pick off any dead leaves. Repot every year.

Is Genus:

No

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