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Ledebouria socialis, 'Leopard Lily', Variegata Silver Squill, Silver squill, Violet Squill, Leopard Lily, South African Scilla

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4in pot

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Ledebouria socialis Variegata, commonly known as Silver Squill, Violet Squill, Leopard Lily, or South African Scilla, is a fascinating and attractive succulent plant that belongs to the family Asparagaceae. Native to South Africa, this plant is notable for its distinctive foliage and ease of care. Here are some key features and care tips for Ledebouria socialis Variegata:

  1. Appearance:

    • The Silver Squill features striking, fleshy leaves with unique variegation. The leaves are often silver-green with dark green spots, resembling leopard print.
    • The plant grows from bulbs, and the leaves emerge in a rosette form.
  2. Size:

    • It is a relatively small plant, typically reaching a height of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm).
  3. Flowers:

    • In the right conditions, Silver Squill may produce delicate spikes of small violet flowers. However, it's primarily grown for its attractive foliage.
  4. Light Requirements:

    • Provide bright, indirect light for the Silver Squill. It can tolerate partial shade but benefits from well-lit conditions.
  5. Temperature:

    • Maintain a warm environment, as Silver Squill prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
  6. Watering:

    • Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Being a succulent, it's essential to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  7. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining potting mix, preferably a cactus or succulent mix. Good drainage helps prevent waterlogged soil.
  8. Humidity:

    • Silver Squill can adapt to average indoor humidity levels. It doesn't require high humidity but benefits from a moderately humid environment.
  9. Fertilization:

    • Feed the plant with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in the dormant winter months.
  10. Potting:

    • Repot the Silver Squill when it outgrows its current container. Provide a pot with drainage holes to ensure proper water drainage.
  11. Propagation:

    • Propagation is commonly done through bulb offsets or leaf cuttings. Plant offsets or cuttings in well-draining soil and keep them slightly moist until they establish roots.
  12. Pests:

    • Keep an eye out for common succulent pests like spider mites or mealybugs. Address any pest issues promptly.

Silver Squill is appreciated for its ornamental foliage and unique variegation, making it a popular choice for indoor succulent collections. Its relatively small size and easy care make it suitable for various indoor settings, including windowsills and desks.