A lovely mid-sized allium bearing round umbels of purple-blue flowers in spring and early summer.
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1Himalaya Onion - Plant
24 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Himalaya Onion

Himalaya Onion is a deciduous bulb that grows to 1.0 meters high by 0.5 meters wide. It grows in Himalyan foothills between 2300-6600 metre. It sports hemispheric umbels of purple flowers. In Nepal, Himalaya onion is often used for cooking, especially for flavouring dal (lintal) boiled legumes.

Rather uniquely, jimbur leaves are usually employed in the dried state and fried in butter fat to develop their flavour.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Himalaya Onion, Jimbur
Maximum Reachable Height 30-45 cm
Flower Colour Bright Pink or magenta to purple reflexed flowers.
Bloom Time August to September
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

If you want to produce clumps more quickly then put three plants in each pot. Grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in spring once they are growing vigorously and are large enough. Make division in spring. The plants divide successfully at any time in the growing season, pot up the divisions in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are growing well and then plant them out into their permanent positions.

Himalaya Onion care

An easily grown plant, it prefers a sunny position in a light well-drained soil. It tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10c.

The bulbs should be planted fairly deeply. Most members of this genus are intolerant of competition from other growing plants. Grows well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes. Members of this genus are rarely troubled by browsing deer.

Sunlight Hot overhead sun
Watering Requires enough water to keep the soil moist.
Soil The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
Temperature it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10c

Himalaya Onion special feature

The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles.

Himalaya Onion uses

Medicinal Use:

  • The bulbs, boiled then fried in ghee, are eaten in the treatment of cholera and dysentery
  • The raw bulb is chewed to treat coughs and colds
  • It is said that eating the bulbs can ease the symptoms of altitude sickness
  • Members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet
  • They contain sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavour) and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system

Culinary Use:

  • Young leaves are cooked as a vegetable
  • The dried leaves are used as a condiment in curries and pickles
  • Bulb are raw or cooked
  • Poorly developed and rather small
  • The cloves are used as a substitute for garlic
  • Flowers are raw
  • Used as a garnish on salads

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Himalaya Onion ?

Himalaya Onion is commonly known as Himalaya Onion, Jimbur

How tall do Himalaya Onion grow?

On average Himalaya Onion grows 30-45 cm

What color are Himalaya Onion ?

A Himalaya Onion plant bears flowers of color Bright Pink or magenta to purple reflexed flowers.

When Himalaya Onion blooms?

With enough light, Himalaya Onion may produce Bright Pink or magenta to purple reflexed flowers. flowers in August to September

How hard is Himalaya Onion to grow?

A Himalaya Onion is Easy

How much sunlight does a Himalaya Onion need?

A Himalaya Onion prefers Hot overhead sun

How much water does a Himalaya Onion need?

A Himalaya Onion prefers watering Requires enough water to keep the soil moist.

What kind of soil does a Himalaya Onion need?

A Himalaya Onion prefers The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.

What temperature does a Himalaya Onion like?

A Himalaya Onion prefers it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10c



Reviews

Friday, 14 February 2020

Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

Mohd Mrcpch

Monday, 25 November 2019

I bought this in January and it is in good condition I must say.

Taiseen

Monday, 25 November 2019

Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more

Sonal Amte

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

i was satisfied .good packing ,but the leaf was damaged.so i gived 4 stars

Deep shikha

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wow plant in excellent shape.

Sasmita Parida

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!

Santhosh Santy

Saturday, 09 November 2019

Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

Heena Riat

Saturday, 09 November 2019

Love how cute the plant is..

Bhat Prasann Kumar

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Exactly what I wanted and couldn t locate in any of our local shops! Thanks

Marudadu RajyaLakshmi

Friday, 25 October 2019

Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior

Marudadu RajyaLakshmi

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

Pallavi A Sinha

Monday, 14 October 2019

This is one of my favorite plants.

Joshi Prisy

Monday, 14 October 2019

Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

Harshitha Raj

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.

Joshi Prisy

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Gift for my father and he loved it

Rajkumar

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.

Tarak nath gupta

Friday, 22 June 2018

Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

Prushti Dave

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Online Plants sell the Super Model of plants!

Priti Prasad

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Is this plant low maintenance.

Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

Monday, 28 May 2018

Very good garden plants, worth enough for normal gardening. Got for deal price.

Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

Monday, 28 May 2018

How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall

Kankanmuni

Friday, 25 May 2018

Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

Madhu Grover

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Quick delivery, good price

Kana Deb

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.

Sanjay kumar

Friday, 16 March 2018

I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.

Shoeb Khan

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Can this grown in hot places.

Joshi Prisy

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Excellent proctus collection

Dhiraj Gome

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

Leena Skaria

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Does it comes with soil?

Manasi Sohani

Monday, 13 February 2017

Very much happy with the product and service. On time delivery with product being in perfect condition.

Trashmingoosy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Wow nice plants and delivered in great condition..

Saurabh Kumar Gupta

Friday, 11 November 2016

It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

Ranjana

Saturday, 05 November 2016

Very nice plant but price is ok

P Rudra Mini Raju

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