Plant Care Scilla Peruviana

Scilla Peruviana

Also known as

Portuguese Squill, Portuguese Squill, Peruvian Scilla and Hyacinth of Peru

Taxonomy

Scilla peruviana
Scilla
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Scilla Peruviana

Water

How often to water your Scilla Peruviana

Water needs for Scilla Peruviana
0.5 cups
every 9

Scilla Peruviana 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 Scilla Peruviana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Portuguese Squill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Scilla Peruviana: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Scilla Peruviana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Scilla Peruviana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Scilla Peruviana

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

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Care Summary for Scilla Peruviana

Scilla Peruviana

Scilla Peruviana


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.

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