Silver Squill, Ledebouria socialis - Plant

Scilla socialis Baker Scilla violacea Hutch. Ledebouria socialis, the silver squill or wood hyacinth, is a geophytic species of bulbous perennial plant native to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
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1Silver Squill, Ledebouria socialis - Plant
23 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Silver Squill

Ledebouria socialis, the silver squill or wood hyacinth, is a geophytic species of bulbous perennial plant native to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It was first described by John Gilbert Baker as Scilla socialis in 1870.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height6 inch (15 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Silver Squill, Violet Squill, Violet Squill, Leopard Lily, South African Scilla, Bluebell.
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 10 inches
Flower Colour White-green
Bloom Time Spring and summer.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Plant bulbs with their necks above soil level.
  • In growth, water freely and apply a high potash fertilizer every 4 weeks, keep just moist in winter.
  • Watering: During the active growing period water them moderately, allowing the top centimetre (0.4 inch) or so of the potting mixture to dry out before watering again.
  • During the rest period water these plants only enough to prevent the mixture from drying out.
  • Silver Squill care

    Use a soil based potting mixture and plant Ledebouria socialis bulbs in pans or half-pots. Pot up the bulbs in the spring, but no more than three bulbs in a single 10 to 15cm (4 to 6 inch) pot. Space the bulbs evenly over the surface and bury only the bottom half or each bulb in the potting mixture.
    During the fist four or six weeks do not feed the plants and water sparingly, allowing the top half or the potting mixture to dry out between waterings. When the new roots should be well established, treat the plants in the normal way. Break up overcrowded clumps every two or there years.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Silver Squill special feature

    This plant is suitable for growing indoors. It is very happy sitting in window sill too. It can be grown outside where there is no danger of frost. It is drought-tolerant and therefore it is suitable for xeriscaping.

    Silver Squill uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Ledebouria socialis growing herbaceous geophyte succulent of the genus Ledebouria also known as Silver Squill, Ledebouria socialis perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics climate or as houseplant

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Silver Squill?

    Silver Squill is commonly known as Silver Squill, Violet Squill, Violet Squill, Leopard Lily, South African Scilla, Bluebell.

    How tall do Silver Squill grow?

    On average Silver Squill grows 6 to 10 inches

    What color are Silver Squill?

    A Silver Squill plant bears flowers of color White-green

    When Silver Squill blooms?

    With enough light, Silver Squill may produce White-green flowers in Spring and summer.

    How hard is Silver Squill to grow?

    A Silver Squill is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Silver Squill need?

    A Silver Squill prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

    How much water does a Silver Squill need?

    A Silver Squill prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Silver Squill need?

    A Silver Squill prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Silver Squill like?

    A Silver Squill prefers 20 to 30 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Silver Squill?

    To encourage Silver Squill growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.



    Reviews

    Sunday, 15 March 2020

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    Roopam Shahi

    Friday, 28 February 2020

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    Vijay Choudhary

    Friday, 21 February 2020

    can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?

    hari krishna
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