General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Green with darker green spots.
Fruit: Other: Small subglobose capsule containing 1 to 2 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Giant Squill
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Drimiopsis botryoides
  • Synonym: Drimiopsis kirkii
  • Synonym: Ledebouria botryoides

Photo Gallery
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Location: Botanical Garden of Berlin
Date: 2022-06-08
Location: greenhouse
Date: 2017-02-27
Showing the beautiful markings on the leaf of Drimiopsis Kirkii a
  • Uploaded by pod
Location: My patio zone 9 Louisiana
Date: 2018-08-12
Also called 'Giant or Grand Squill' ledebouria botryoides
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Date: 2023-05-11
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Date: 2017-01-07
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-24
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Uploaded by xeronema

Date: 2012-08-16

Photo courtesy of Kevin Morykwas, Steve's Leaves, Inc.
Location: Botanical Garden Berlin
Date: 2017-10-27

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