Plant Care Portuguese Squill

Portuguese Squill

Also known as

Peruvian Scilla and Hyacinth of Peru


Scilla peruviana

How to care for Portuguese Squill


How often to water your Portuguese Squill

Water needs for Portuguese Squill
0.5 cups
every 9

Portuguese Squill 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Portuguese Squill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Portuguese Squill: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Portuguese Squill may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Portuguese Squill

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Portuguese Squill: 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 Portuguese Squill after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Portuguese Squill

Portuguese Squill

Portuguese Squill

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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