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Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea Variegata

Tulbaghia violacea “Variegata”

Care
  1. Lighting
    Society Garlic grows best if placed bright to sunny. The variegated cultivar likes a minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day. If placed on the balcony or in the garden during summer, it has to be slowly acclimatized to direct sun.
  2. Soil
    When Tulbaghia violacea is to be used as a culinary herb regular mixes for vegetables are suitable. If not it also does good in regular potting soil.
  3. Watering
    Allow the soil to dry between the waterings to about 80 % or 90 % of the pots height.
    Tulbaghia violacea roots
  4. Feeding
    Liquid fertilizer for vegetables or herbs can be given monthly or spikes or granules every 2nd to 3rd month from spring to fall. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
  5. Temperature
    Tulbaghia violacea can be placed warm the year round or given a temperate winter period at 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F).
  6. Propagation
    Propagation by division and with seeds is possible.

Tulbaghia violacea Variegata

Society Garlic
Society Garlic is a edible herb. Its leaves smell and taste slightly like garlic.

Tulbaghia violacea Variegata

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Tulbaghia violacea
  2. Common name(s)
    Society Garlic, Pink Agapanthus
  3. Family
    Amaryllidaceae
  4. Origin
    South Africa
  5. Height
    15 to 30 cm
  6. Toxic
    No leaves are edible

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