These plants are bulbeous. The Scilla socialis has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. This plant in the spring assumes a yellow colouring; it is small in size and can reach 10 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Exposure Scilla socialis
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. These plants can be brought outside only if there isn't any more danger of freezings. Usually they are moved to the garden, or terrace, during the months of April-May.If you desire cleaning the ground from the bulbous plants after flowering, wait for the leaves to dry; later itís possible to take the bulbs out of the ground and place them somewhere dark, cool and dry, until the best season to plant them again.
Watering Scilla socialis
Letís avoid watering the the Scilla socialis excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water . We suggest not to exceed with the waterings: if the soil remains damp too long, it can favour the development of rotten in the bulbs.
Treatments Scilla socialis
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Scilla socialis
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
Notes Scilla socialis
If desired, we can grow the the Scilla socialis in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.