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- Ledebouria socialis
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Ledebouria socialis is part of the Asparagaceae family and its native range is Cape Province. It is a bulbous geophyte growing primarily in the subtropical biome. This species has mottled leaves which enables it to blend into its thicket backdrop. It has small teardrop-shaped bulbs which sit in clusters above the soi; it is one of the most widely cultivated bulbs, often favoured by cactus and succulent growers. Flowers are small, green and purple flowers born from short racemes. In its natural environment porcupines are known to dig out and eat the bulbs of several Ledebouria species.
Genus name honours botanist Professor Carl Friedrich von Ledebour. Specific epithet socialis means ‘social’ in Latin, in reference to the gregarious habit of the species.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 33cm from base of pot.
Light: Grow in filtered light or bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the majority of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
There are recommendations that during winter you ought to allow the plant to dry out (dry dormancy) as it is thought that having a wet winter dormancy allows the plants to continue growing without replacing the old leaves, when spring/summer arrives, the plant doesn’t put out a new flush and won’t flower. These plants are often deciduous in winter so you may notice leaf drop.
Potting mix: Cacti or succulent potting mix is ideal. You can amend our regular potting mix with sand, pumice or horticultural grit up to 50% to improve drainage.
Fertilising: Feed every 2-3 months.
Temperature: 15˚C and above.
Ledebouria socialis is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.