Plant Care Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill

About Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Siberian Squill likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Siberian Squill belongs to the scilla genus, and is native to the Crimean Peninsula to Northwest Iran.

⚠️ Siberian Squill is extremely dangerous if consumed. 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 immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Taxonomy

Scilla siberica
Scilla
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Spring Beauty, Wood Squill and Scilla

How to care for Siberian Squill

Water

How often to water your Siberian Squill

Water needs for Siberian Squill
0.5 cups
every 9

Siberian Squill needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 Siberian Squill

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Siberian Squill in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Siberian Squill in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Siberian Squill in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Siberian Squill in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.6% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 19.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Siberian Squill in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Siberian Squill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Siberian Squill: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Siberian Squill love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Siberian Squill does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Siberian Squill

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

When to repot Siberian Squill

Nutrient needs for plant Siberian Squill in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Siberian Squill is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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