Scilla Leopard Lily


Ledebouria Socialis, aka Scilla Leopard Lily, Silver Squill, or Wood Hyacinth, is an absolutely gorgeous bulbous plant native to South Africa. With long, slender leaves that protrude from a central, teardrop-shaped, purple bulb, they are a lovely shade of silvery-green and mottled with dark green blotches - the contrasting purple undersides make an incredibly attractive display.

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.

If you wish for the foliage of your plant to remain compact and produce lots of bulbs, keep your plant in very bright light. Over time, it may produce tiny flowers on long stems in the summer months. You can even separate the bulbs to propagate and share with your friends!

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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