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Name: Gabiche
Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec (Zone 5b)
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Gabiche
Mar 22, 2016 8:58 AM CST
I had this plant for a while that was given to me in a jardiniรจre with aloes and crassula tetragona (it is a bit messy I know) but I never really paid attention to what it was. Can you tell ?


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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 22, 2016 9:19 AM CST
Possibly Drimiopsis

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Name: Greene
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greene
Mar 22, 2016 9:20 AM CST
This is only a guess; could it be a form of Squill?
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Metrosideros
Mar 22, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Looks like Ledebouria socialis.

http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Ledebouria_s...
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plantladylin
Mar 22, 2016 9:35 AM CST
My first thought was also Silver Squill (Ledebouria socialis)
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kniphofia
Mar 22, 2016 9:43 AM CST
Yes definitely a Ledebouria. I grew it when I lived in Maine. It has lovely, small delicate flowers.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2016 10:31 AM CST
I agree But needs more light.
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eclayne
Mar 22, 2016 1:46 PM CST

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When mine got leggy like that I cut them all back after dividing. Here's a pic after a couple of months.
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It's about time to do it again because I can't get them enough light over winter.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Here's mine, just starting to bloom. It needs repotting because the dirt is almost non-existent.


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eclayne
Mar 22, 2016 3:26 PM CST

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Great photo!!
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purpleinopp
Mar 22, 2016 4:07 PM CST
A confusing bunch with Ledebouria/Drimiopsis/Scilla overlapping/synonymous. A bulb plant, separates easily if overcrowded.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2016 4:36 PM CST
You are right. Mine came labeled Scilla violacea but Ledebouria socialis is the accepted name. I think Drimiopsis is similar/related but a different plant.
Name: Gabiche
Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec (Zone 5b)
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Gabiche
Mar 23, 2016 10:03 AM CST
eclayne said:When mine got leggy like that I cut them all back after dividing. Here's a pic after a couple of months.
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It's about time to do it again because I can't get them enough light over winter.


Thank you all !

I made a place in the sun for them.

Ultimately, I want to separate the three plants and repot them individually. The aloes is very healthy, therefore I do not think it will be a problem. For the crassula, I will just cut and stick the stems in a new pot as I usually do.

Though, this ledebouria intrigues me. How did you cut them ? It is so bulby, should I cut above the bulb or at the very base ? Should I divide the plant based on these bulbs ? I am a bit baffled by it quite frankly.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 23, 2016 12:32 PM CST
When you take the plant from the pot, the bulbs will fall apart on their own. If they don't, some gentle tugging will work.

I have never cut the foliage off but if you choose to, make sure you are just cutting leaves. Don't cut the bulbs.

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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Mar 23, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Here is some general care info for you.

http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Ledebouria_s...

http://www.plantsrescue.com/ledebouria-socialis/

http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?pl...
Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 27, 2016 1:50 PM CST
In hot, arid and very sunny Texas they look better grown in bright shade. The sun is too much here. That's for Ledebouria socialis. I now have Drimiopsis maculata and am assuming it will also appreciate some shade to look its best.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 2:20 PM CST
Oh, I like that one. Lovey dubby

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