Monday, 7 August 2017

Ledebouria Socialis Silver Squill one of the Soft Succulents

I have a nicely congested pot of Ledebouria socialis 'Silver Squill'.  At last I have found the correct name through simply inputting some keys words into google: bulb spotted leaf purple underneath.

I first bought this at the Shrewsbury show in August 2014, when is was labelled Scilla Nervosa...I have since corrected the original post!  I am learning more about the lovely succulents that grow in South Africa, as this one does.

This is what it looked like



This is what it is like now:


I've placed the plant on a 'shady' shelf in the conservatory, where I can peer in with my short sight at the wonderful little flowers.


Its one plant that grows and grows more little bulbs...and is very easy to keep tidy..just pull off leaves as they die off.  Maybe it is time to propagate and share this plant around?  Since writing this post, I have discovered that Ledebouria is August's Plant of the Month at the British Cactus and Succulent Society..where you can learn more about this attractive plant.

1 comment:

  1. I have this one ..it is a very sweet little thing . I love its speckled leaves ...one of my favorites :)

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