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Scilla Violacea, Ledebouria Pauciflora - Plant

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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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Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)
The plant is potted in 4 inch plastic Pot
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Description for Scilla Violacea, Ledebouria Pauciflora

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Silver Squill, Violet Squill, Violet Squill, Leopard Lily, South African Scilla, Bluebell. White-green Spring and summer. 6 to 10 inches Easy to grow

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

Caring for Scilla Violacea

  • 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.

Typical uses of Scilla Violacea

Special features: 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.

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.

References

    http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/BULBS/Family/Hyacinthaceae/11613/Scilla_violacea http://www.growplants.org/growing/ledebouria-socialis http://thegardengeeks.net/plant-guide/8495-ledebouria-pauciflora

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Monday, 02 July 2018
Absolutely superb in every way
Sona John
Thursday, 28 June 2018
What is Botanical name of this plant?
Dhiraj Gome
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
It s lovely. The plant was carefully packed and seems to be genuine plant. I m happy with my purchase.
Kiran Mayi
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
What are other names of this plant?
Dallram Tilok Ram
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
A happy customer ?? But like could the rate be a bit reasonably else all good ... thanks
Ashwani Suri

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