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Massonia pustulata (Massonia pustulata)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Massonia pustulata

Other names

Massonia pustulata

Genus

Massonia Massonia

Species

M. pustulata - M. pustulata is a tender bulbous perennial. It forms a pair of rough broad leaves and in winter a brush-like cluster of fragrant white flowers appears between them. Not fully hardy, so best grown under glass.


Massonia pustulata is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Prostrate

Flower

White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Massonia pustulata (Massonia pustulata) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in loam-based compost and position in good light indoors. Apply a liquid fertiliser monthly and water regularly during active growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Massonia pustulata

Other names

Massonia pustulata

Genus

Massonia Massonia

Species

M. pustulata - M. pustulata is a tender bulbous perennial. It forms a pair of rough broad leaves and in winter a brush-like cluster of fragrant white flowers appears between them. Not fully hardy, so best grown under glass.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Massonia pustulata (Massonia pustulata) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in loam-based compost and position in good light indoors. Apply a liquid fertiliser monthly and water regularly during active growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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