Albuca Frizzle Sizzle

Rare and remarkable.

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Weird and wonderful spiralling foliage, each plant produces different foliage curl and each is amazing. The spectacular leaves are adorned with pendant, Galanthus like flowers from late winter into spring. The blooms are tones of green and yellow with a soft, sweet, vanilla fragrance and up to 20 open on a stem.

Corkscrew Albuca ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ is a great conversation piece that will fascinate all who see it.

Corkscrew Albuca ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ grows just like you would any other succulent, and it can make a great houseplant.

Hailing from South Africa, this amazing plant is actually a bulb. Left in the soil they will gradually multiply to form a clump. Unlike most Albuca, that have a lot of variation of the spiral leaf formation, ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ is more consistent and reliable. The tightest spirals form with plenty of light.

Why do the leaves of Albuca spiral? Well, it is a clever trick of nature to help the plant survive the hot and dry conditions it is endemic to.

Plant Corkscrew Albuca ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. They are suitable for pots, where you should use a succulent or cactus potting mix. Give them plenty of sun. Indoors place in a sunny spot. The bulbs tend to rot if left to sit in water.

Corkscrew Albuca grows and flowers during winter and is mostly dormant from late summer. So in winter, place in a dry spot with lots of light. The foliage may hang on through summer, but might look a bit dishevelled. If you are growing it as a house plant, ideally pop it outside in winter every so often so it can get the cool temperatures required to induce flowering.

Code

ABSFS

Botantical name

Albuca spiralis

Height

10-20cm

Width

10-20cm

Flowers

Late Win to Spr

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1