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Drimiopsis maculata Lindl. & Paxton

Family Name: Asparagaceae
Synonyms: Drimiopsis minor Baker
Common Name: Little White Soldiers, African Hosta
Full Shade Semi Shade Moderate Water Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Herbaceous Plant


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Sucker, Division


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Patterned
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Powdery / Waxy Bloom

Non - Foliar and Storage

Specialised Storage Organ(s) Underground (Bulb)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White

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Master ID 30751
Species ID 5080
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.