The houseplant silver squill–readily available at garden and home centers and online–is not a succulent, though it resembles one in both its appearance and its drought tolerance. The silver squill’s spear-shaped leaves with green-on-green leopard spots on top and purple underneath rise from magenta bulbs just breaking the surface of the soil. This unusual appearance makes the plant a standout in any indoor display. Add to that delicate pink flowers that appear on slender stalks in summertime, and you begin to understand the popularity of this gorgeous houseplant.
Unique and colorful foliage give these plants an artistic, sculptural appeal. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather. Likes lots of indirect sunlight. A west-facing window is ideal. Makes a perfect gift plant.