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  Ledebouria pauciflora
(Syn: Scilla pauciflora)
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Ledebouria pauciflora (Scilla pauciflora) is a lovely undemanding houseplant; always a favorite carefree windowsill citizen, and a great visual companion to the more commonly available L. socialis.
 

Description: Small bulbous perennial.
Bulb: Clustering, teardrop-shaped with a glossy surface, clothed in peeling, papery tunics that prevent water loss 2-5 cm broad that necks above soil.
Leaves: A pair, opposite, or rarely three, fleshy, spreading, oblong-lanceolate, acute, undulated, delicately pale green and spotted on the face, 5-7 cm long and 2-3 cm wide, narrowed at base.
Flowers: Perianth greenish, rounded-campanulate, nearly or quite 6-7mm long, the segments falcate; pedicels five to six lines long, the lower ones drooping; raceme loose, twenty to thirty-flowered, oblong, 7. to 10 cm. long, 3 to 4 cm broad; scape firm, unspotted, terete, 7 to 10 cm long.
Blooming season: Spring.
 

Wonderful miniature with delicately mottled fleshy  leaves on clustering glossy surface bulbs.

Family: Hyacinthaceae (formerly Liliaceae) Bluebell family

Scientific name:  Ledebouria pauciflora

Origin:  It is native to South Africa (Cape of Good Hope)

Etymology: "pauciflora" = few-flowered

Common Names include: Green Squill,

Synonyms:

  • Scilla Pauciflora Link, ex Schult.


Wonderful miniature with delicate green, purple and white bell shaped flowers drooping on a twenty to thirty-flowered loose raceme.
 

 


Cultivation:
It is a Lovely undemanding houseplant; always a favorite carefree windowsill citizen; excellent addition to any dish garden. Needs full sun to partial shade with a well-drained soil mix. Let it dry completely between waterings. Feed monthly with 50% strength soluble house plant food when it is actively growing. Hardy down to freezing so best kept in a frost free place indoors and can be grown outside where there is no danger of frost. Bulbs at the base of the plant must be above the soil. 
Propagation: Seeds or (usually) by division of bulb-clusters.


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