Ledebouria silver squill is one tough little plant. It hails from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa where it grows in dry savannas and stores moisture in its bulb-like stems. The plants make interesting houseplants that are colorful and structurally unique.  Sold in quart container.  


Silver squill has unique teardrop shaped bulbs that form above the ground. They look like little purple bladders and can store moisture in times of drought. The leaves spring from these structures and are lance shaped and silver spotted with purple undersides. In summer, pink stems form bearing small greenish flowers. The entire plant only gets 6 to 10 inches (15-25 cm.) tall with a rosette formed from foliage out of the bulbs. All parts of the plant are thought to be poisonous (keep in mind around small children and pets).

Silver squill (Ledebouria socialis)