Ledbouria Socialis aka South African Squill

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by GardenNub, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. GardenNub

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    Hey so I just went to the philadelphia flower show friday, got this awesome plant sold as a bonsai. I was wondering, if it is in a bonsai container now, and the plant is about 4 to 4.5 inches tall and flowering, can I put it in a regular pot and it will grow full size? I love the look of the plant.
    Oh and does anyone want me to post pics of the show?
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes, please---but first give us a photo of your Ledebouria. Bonsai? Was unaware that this plant could be bonsai-ed. ---Also, photo will help us give you good advice.

    I like Ledebouria a lot, too. I have a passion for variegated foliage, and those leopard spots do something for me. Mine is currently blooming.

    Would like to see both your plant and the flower show!
     
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    Heres the pics of the plant. Im still editing the pics of the show. Thanks for the help!
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Very nice!
    Yes, if you put your plant in a larger pot it will increase its size. I am assuming that yours is not some new miniature variety!

    When I got my Ledebouria a couple of years ago it was a spindly bedraggled thing: it now fills an 8" pot and has 4 flower stalks. Really took off when I put it in brighter light.

    And what a good-looking sundew!
     

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