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Photo by Bruce Brethauer,

Photo by Bruce Brethauer,

Author:  John Gilbert Baker, 1875
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  Green / White - Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Scales
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Drimia bolusii, Baker.
Ornithogalum haworthioides,

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1875. It is found in Southern South Africa, growing in wintertime in a well drained soil with little to some water and some sun. The bulb can grow up to eight centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 15 centimetres long. The flowers are green and white to pale purple. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and scales.

The genera name from Greek; drimys; 'sharp' or 'cutting' for the pointed capsules. The species name because its resemblance with Haworthia.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.

This is a winter-grower.