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Questions About Bethlehem Star

Asked by
elysianflat on
September 16, 2014
Central Victoria,

Q. Star of Bethlehem and Triteleia – is this the same plant?

Pale blue bulbs.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 16, 2014
A.

No, they are different plants, although they are in the same family (asparagaceae) and flower at the same time. These articles tell you more about these two plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/star-of-bethlehem/star-of-bethlehem-plant-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/triteleia/growing-triplet-lily-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 22, 2015

Q. where can I find a houseplant called bethlehem star?

Where can I find a houseplant called Bethlehem star? Can it be grown outdoors? Will it come back each year, if grown outdoors? If so, how deep do you plant it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 23, 2015
Certified Expert
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I think you may be referring to the Star of Bethlehem plant. Here is more information: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/ornithogalum.html

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Asked by
AngelaJoyce1 on
June 4, 2016
Sunderland UK

Q. Star of bethlehem house plant

I have a star of bethlehem and the stem has grown too high. Do I cut he stem or will this kill the plant? Thanks

Answered by
kh0001 on
June 5, 2016
A.

There should be no need to cut the stem, but if you must, it will probably not kill the plant due to its sturdy (invasive, in fact) nature.

This article provides some additional information on the Star of Bethlehem:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/star-of-bethlehem/star-of-bethlehem-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 6, 2017

Q. Stars of Bethlehem

What is the easiest way to get rid of them. They have taken over our entire lawn. Thank you, Robert

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2017
Certified Expert
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Manually removing the bulb would be the safest method of removal and the only way to ensure you have all of the plant.
The bulbs are generally about 3 to 4 inches below the surface of the soil.

Use of herbicide 2, 4D is not very effective on Star Of Bethlehem. It will kill the top plant but does not generally kill the bulbs.

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Asked by
beachhomes on
August 4, 2017
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Q. Star of Bethlehem plant

I purchase this plant and it had white flowers when I got it however it took a while before it was planted in a flower bed the stems of white flowers were very pretty and the scent was great how ever now the plant is dropping over and has yellow flowers that look like they are blooming from a seed pod. Is how it is suppose to grow?? Also after reading the articles on this plant I may dig it up and put in a container. If I do will the plant come back next year

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 12, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This link will refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/star-of-bethlehem/star-of-bethlehem-plant-care.htm

It does sound like yours developed a seed pod. You can remove it if you like and cut down the spent flower stems.

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Asked by
Toots1214 on
April 30, 2018
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Q. Star of Bethlehem

I cannot believe you wrote an article promoting this bulb/plant or even suggest planting in woodland. This plant is highly invasive and a nightmare to gardeners. It will take over your garden and lawn. You should take down this article so inexperienced gardeners don’t get sucked into planting this. I spend hours every year digging it up so it does not take over my flower beds!!!!!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 1, 2018
Certified Expert
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We do offer information regarding the invasive quality of Star of Bethlehem and offer suggestions for gardeners to keep the bulbs contained.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/star-of-bethlehem/star-of-bethlehem-plant-care.htm

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Answered by
Toots1214 on
May 2, 2018
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Keeping this plant in a container does not stop it’s invasive behavior. If the seed heads are not deadheaded IMMEDIATELY, the seeds are in the wind and germinate EVERYWHERE! Do not plant this flower!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2018

Q. orange star of Bethlehem plant

will it grow in a pot? what size?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 15, 2018
Certified Expert
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Yes, easily planted into pots.
This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ice-plant/growing-hardy-ice-plant.htm

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