Water Starlet (Spiloxene aquatica)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are! Water Starlet is a winter-growing bulb commonly found in seasonal pools, vlei edges and marshes in Namaqualand and the Southern and Eastern Cape. Belonging to the African Potato Family, Water Starlet grows from a smooth, fleshy corm which allows them to survive their long, dry summer dormancy. Bulbs should be planted / watered from early autumn onwards or pots can be submerged into ponds with up to 10 cm of water over the pot. Plants will grow 10-30 cm tall, with spongy, dark green, needle-like leaves. Flowers can appear as early as May and the cheerful spectacle of white, star-shaped flowers with their bright yellow centres can continue until November, brightening up any water garden or wetland! Store pots dry during their summer dormancy. Water Starlets prefer full sun in order to flower well and their flowers will even remain closed during inclement weather – when the blazing sun is gone, when he nothing shines upon…

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