Plant Care Ledebouria Socialis

Ledebouria Socialis

4.5 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Ledebouria Socialis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Ledebouria Socialis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Silver Squill, Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth and South African Squill

Taxonomy

Ledebouria socialis
Ledebouria
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Ledebouria Socialis

💦 Water

How often to water your Ledebouria Socialis

Water needs for Ledebouria Socialis
0.5 cups
every 9

Ledebouria Socialis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ledebouria Socialis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver Squill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ledebouria Socialis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ledebouria Socialis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ledebouria Socialis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ledebouria Socialis in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ledebouria Socialis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ledebouria Socialis: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ledebouria Socialis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Ledebouria Socialis is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Silver Squill →

Common Silver Squill Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Ledebouria Socialis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Silver Squill Water Frequency →

Silver Squill Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ledebouria Socialis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Silver Squill Light Requirements →

Silver Squill Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Ledebouria Socialis is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Silver Squill Toxicity to Cats →

Silver Squill Toxicity to Dogs →

Silver Squill Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Ledebouria Socialis doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Silver Squill Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Ledebouria Socialis does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Silver Squill →

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Squill →


💩 Fertilizer

Ledebouria Socialis should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Silver Squill →


🌎 Native Region

Ledebouria Socialis is native to Southern Africa to India.


🌸 Flowers

Ledebouria Socialis produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Silver Squill Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Ledebouria Socialis is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Silver Squill →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Ledebouria Socialis can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Silver Squill Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Ledebouria Socialis can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Silver Squill →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Ledebouria Socialis, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Ledebouria Socialis

Ledebouria Socialis

Ledebouria Socialis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ledebouria Socialis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Ledebouria Socialis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Ledebouria Socialis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Ledebouria Socialis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Ledebouria Socialis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@drewbydoobydoo avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe San Luis Obispo, CA
09/13/2021

It grew quickly to its full height and has a really cool pattern on its leaves. The only thing is that gnats really like to nest in it’s soil, but when we transplanted it they went away and haven’t been an issue since then

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@JferLuvsConifers avatar
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leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 13,536 XP
globe Greensboro, NC
07/31/2021

I got this little gal as a 2” seedling and she has been easy to keep healthy.

Fast grower Fast grower
@MistedLeavesandStone avatar
@@MistedLeavesandStone
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,065 XP
06/16/2021

Underrated, easy to grow plant. The leaves on the Silver Sqill are so beautifully patterned. It has about 1 to 2 hours of direct sun then filtered in a south/southwest room.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@MistedLeavesandStone avatar
@@MistedLeavesandStone
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,065 XP
06/16/2021

Underrated, easy to grow plant. The leaves on the Silver Sqill are so beautifully patterned. It has about 1 to 2 hours of direct sun then filtered in a south/southwest room.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@RJG avatar
@@RJG
leaf-1 137 Plants
xp 219,284 XP
globe Austin, TX
06/08/2021

Just make sure it dries out between waterings !

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Annmarie avatar
@Annmarie
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 728 XP
globe Erie, PA
03/27/2021

It’s pretty and very easy to care for!

Survivor Survivor

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