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Drimiopsis maculata 'Indonesia Variegated'

African Squill

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Drimiopsis maculata 'Indonesia Variegated' (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – Another fine selection of this wonderful, under-utilized and apparently unappreciated species. Showy cream halos limn dull green elongated spade-shaped leaves. The creamy variegation sometimes streaks on interior tissue as well. Furthermore, each leaf is decorated with multitudes of showy purple / brown-purple spots. When properly planted in a pot or in the ground the top of each bulb will set above the soil line... some of the younger semi-glossy bulbs manifest with stripes of dark bronze-purple and rich, deep violet-pink-purple. Honk and wowser!! How cool is that! This is a collector item to be sure. White scilla-like flowers set upon terminal spikes in summer can grow as tall as 12 inches on a mature, well-grown bulb; singularly they are attractive, en masse they are showy. And when a cluster of bulbs flowers the white Grapy Hyacinth-like spikes give rise to another common name, Little White Soldiers. Will make a beautiful windowsill plant where its fascinating features can be appreciated close up. On a sill it can be nearly evergreen though dormancy is just as likely. This is a pricey collector bulb; if purchased in autumn where it can be planted outdoors it would be wise to hold indoors until spring. Half to full sun in a draining mix. Keep it drier in winter. Established pot grown bulb(s).

Ted S. (SC) wrote on 4.6.2018: "Hello Wayne, The Drimiopsis arrived yesterday in excellent shape and it is beautiful. Very delighted, thanks, Ted"



4-8 in


Item Description Price  
DRIMINDO Drimiopsis mac. 'Indonesia Variegated' (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $50.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Drimiopsis maculata 'Indonesia Variegated'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Potted Plant
  • Trough
  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Conservatory
  • Collector Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Indonesia

Propagated By

  • Offset