Are you looking to add some plants to your home garden? Do you want to add a pop of color to it? If yes, then you must consider the orange star flower, as it might be the best choice for you!
Orange star flowers can be planted as indoor flowers as well as in your garden to get beautiful orange-colored flowers every year.
This article will help you grow your orange star flower perfectly. Keep on reading to find out what are the dos and don’ts of planting these flowers. All the necessary information along with tips to care for the plant are given below!
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What Are Orange Star Flowers?
The orange star plant belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It is a perennial flowering plant that is also known as the star of Bethlehem or the sun star plant. It gets its name from its bright orange star-shaped flowers.
Orange star flowers are native to South Africa and are grown in warm climates. They are usually planted as outdoor plants and are able to grow to a height of one or two feet.
How To Care For Orange Star Flowers?
To grow your plants perfectly, keep these orange star flower care tips in mind while making an addition to your garden:
Orange star flowers do their best when they are planted in warm climates, as USDA hardiness zones seven to eleven are considered the most favorable for them.
Plant your orange star flower in the part of your garden that receives enough sunlight. Plants that grow indoors should also receive adequate sunlight for their normal growth.
More than required sunlight can cause sunburn to your orange starflower. During hot weather, provide shade to your plant to avoid causing sunburn.
Orange star flowers require well-draining soil. Also, the soil should be mixed with peat moss or fertilizer for proper plant growth.
Orange star plants require consistent watering, as they need moist soil for propagation. They should be watered when the topsoil appears dry, usually once a week, during its growing season.
Indoor plants can be planted anytime during the year. Outdoor orange star flowers in warm climates should be planted in the fall season as they are expected to bloom in early spring.
On the other hand, the blooming season of orange star flowers growing in cold climates occurs in late spring or early summer. So they should be planted accordingly.
Orange star plants are advised to be repotted in a bigger pot after every two years to encourage plant growth. A container with draining holes along with well-fertilized soil should be preferred.
Seeds or offsets (small bulbs that are attached to the main bulbs) of orange star plants can be used for propagation.
Small insects known as thrips can attack your orange star flowers easily. If you see any black small insects on your plant stems, there might be a chance that your plant needs help.
Rinse your plant with cool water if you see such insects. If they are present in abundance, try removing the branches that are covered with thrips. In the worst-case scenario, you need to remove the plant to avoid the transmission of disease to other neighboring plants.
To prevent thrips, avoid overwatering the plant and remove weeds regularly.
In conclusion, oranger star flowers can be a great choice if you want to add colors to your garden. Referring to the above-mentioned points, they just need some care to provide you with beautiful orange flowers that can light up your garden with their existence!
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