Drimia Maritima

Description

Drimia maritima is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. This species is known by several common names, including squill, sea squill, sea onion, and maritime squill. It may also be called red squill, particularly a form which produces red-tinged flowers instead of white. It is native to southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.

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Drimia Maritima Care

Overview

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

Humidity

The humidity for the Drimia Maritima is just as important as water and light requirements. Simply put, the higher the humidity, the better. Mist your plant a couple of times per week. Brown tips on the plant will signify that the humidity is too low.

Light

Your Drimia Maritima will flourish in low to indirect bright light. In fact, the lower light helps maintain the dramatic lime coloring. When it resides in bright indirect light, the leaves will be a bit lighter in color. Bleached leaves indicate the plant is getting too much light.

Soil

A fast draining potting soil mix is best to use.

Temperature

Usual household temperatures between 65°- 80°F (18.3°-26.7°C). are fine for a Drimia Maritima. Keep the leaves of Drimia Maritima away from cold windows, air conditioners, and heaters.

Watering

Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off, as well as root rot, and the eventual death of the plant.

Fertilizing

Fertilize monthly with a balanced plant food diluted 1/2 the recommended strength. Drimia Maritima plants need food only when they are actively growing. Feeding too often causes the tips of the leaves to turn brown.

Propagation

You can use Stem Cuttings.