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Where it grows

Ledebouria socialis is native to South Africa, specifically the two provinces of the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.

Special features

This special form of Ledebouria socialis has bright white to pink variegation on its leaf edges with a pink variegated bulb. The leaves are generally light green in the centers, with mottled dark green spots. The bulbs themselves are also tinged with pink variegation. and should be planted somewhat above the ground for better appearance.

Care Guide

Ledebouria can be tricky to look after properly. This plant should be kept in shade or semi-shade at most, with 70% shade cloth being ideal. It requires a soil mix that drains well, but has plenty of nutrition, so make sure to fertilize it. Water well throughout the year, but make sure the soil dries out between watering.

Growing season

This species grows throughout the year, but does slow down a bit during the peak of summer and winter.

Propagation

The bulbs produce offsets which can be removed once they are approximately half the size of the original bulb.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A chlorophyll deficiency which results in a lack of green pigment.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

A mutation in the growth point which results in the plant growing sideways rather than upwards.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

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