Ledebouria Petiolata (formerly Drimiopsis Maculata) originates in East and South East Africa. Its deep green foliage is marked with brown to black spots, which appear more vivid when exposed to bright light. During the winter, this semi-succulent may go into a dormant state and shed its leaves. It can handle light frost, yet extended freezing temperatures are not well tolerated.
Full sun to bright shade
Water generously when soil is dry.
Mildly acidic to alkaline
Fish emulsion, kelp solution, worm casting, shrimp compost.
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROOTING CUTTINGS
Insert half of the bulb upright into the soil. Water the plant sparingly and keep the soil moist. Roots should form in the following two weeks. Plants should be in bright shade during the rooting period. To avoid leaves from getting burnt, acclimatize the plant to outdoors.