Plant Care Wood Hyacinth

Wood Hyacinth

4.5 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Wood Hyacinth has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Wood Hyacinth has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Silver Squill

Taxonomy

Ledebouria socialis
Ledebouria
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Wood Hyacinth

Water

How often to water your Wood Hyacinth

Water needs for Wood Hyacinth
0.5 cups
every 9

Wood Hyacinth 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 Wood Hyacinth

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 Silver Squill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wood Hyacinth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Wood Hyacinth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Wood Hyacinth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Wood Hyacinth

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

Care Summary for Wood Hyacinth

Wood Hyacinth

Wood Hyacinth


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

Wood Hyacinth has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Wood Hyacinth has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Wood Hyacinth has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Wood Hyacinth has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Wood Hyacinth has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Drewbydoobydoo avatar
@Drewbydoobydoo
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe San Luis Obispo, California
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
@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 5,724 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
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 77 Plants
xp 7,403 XP
globe Austin, Texas
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 2 Plants
xp 45 XP
globe Erie, Pennsylvania
03/27/2021

It’s pretty and very easy to care for!

Survivor Survivor
Fisherthompson avatar
@Fisherthompson
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 1,534 XP
02/19/2021

Fun-shaped leaves!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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