Drimia Elata

Description

Drimia elata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. It is widely distributed in eastern and southern Africa.

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Drimia Elata Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Direct Light
Soil
Sandy soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

These plants prefer high humidity but still do very well in homes and offices.

Light

Your Drimia Elata prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

Soil

Drimia Elata plants grow well in a loose, quick-draining soil. These plants are from Hawaii and often arrive planted in lava rock. Remove 1/3 of the lava rock and replace it with a good potting mix.

Temperature

Your Drimia Elata prefers room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

Watering

Like all Drimia Elata, the reflexa likes to be kept on the dry side. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Over- watering, resulting in root rot, is the main reason this plant dies.

Fertilizing

Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never feed a drimia during the winter and fertilize only once during the fall.

Propagation

Propagate Drimia Elata using cane cuttings.