(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
The drought & humidity tolerant Ledebouria socialis "Miner" is commonly known as Silver Squill, Violet Squill, & Wood Hyacinth. Silver squill succulent has a reddish-purple bulb shape covered with scales and it bears silver-greenish leaves. This dwarf plant has a fast growth rate and reaches a height of 15 cm, with the bulbs multiplying fast. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family. Interestingly, the variegated silver squill miner does not flower, but in its natural habitat, the plant blooms in Mid-Spring with white-colored small Ledebouria socialis flowers. This variety is winter dormant and a native to eastern South Africa. It requires filtered sunlight for optimal growth. Squill plant is slightly frost-hardy.
Ledebouria socialis miner has a fast growth rate wherein the bulb multiplies fast.
The blooming season for the herb is Early Spring when it bears white silver squill flowers.
Watering and Feeding
The silver squill watering needs include regular watering throughout the year, but the soil should never be wet for long. In winters, cut down on watering.
The silver squill soil should be humus-rich. It should be sandy for good drainage. Fine to medium-grained is a good option.
When planting morning glory in pots, remember that it grows well in the hardiness zone of 10a. It is slightly frost-hardy. The temperature range is 30 °F to 35 °F (-1.1 °C to +1.7 °C).
The silver squill light requirement includes filtered sunlight.
Ledebouria socialis propagation is best done through bulbs by dividing tubers and rhizomes.
In a container or part of the xeriscape garden, Ledebouria socialis miner is a majestic show-stopper.