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Leopard Lily (Scilla violacea)


A beautiful little bulb from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. It has broadly lanceolate mottled green leaves that resemble the pattern of a green Leopard (if you have ever seen one). In spring they produce beautiful little green flowers with white edges in dense clusters. In the wild they grow in the shade of dense evergreen forest.

During the growing season water these beauties as you would most houseplants, when the top couple of centimetres of soil have dried out. During their rest period water therm only enough to prevent the potting media from completely drying out.

They like bright light and will do best with 3-4 hours of direct sunlight a day making them great for an east facing windowsill. They will keep their foliage year round but during the rest period try and keep them on the cooler side, between 10-15 degrees C is good. Avoid exposing them to frost.

Won't get much taller than 15cm but as it gets older and more mature the cluster of bulbs will get larger and larger! Propagation of these dudes is easy through division of the bulbs.

We stock these plants in both small and medium size. The medium size will fit any pot from ourĀ Classic Pot RangeĀ and the small size will fit any pot from our Small Pot Range.