Curly Albucas

Tim Harvey
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 13:56:12 PDT
Under my growing conditions, Albuca hallii flowers in midsummer when it is leafless, A. spiralis flowers at the beginning of the growing season, as the leaves emerge, and A. namaquensis at the end of the growing season,as the plants are starting to go dormant.
Albuca hallii never has many leaves - usually 2 - as the other two, and the leaves are grey as opposed to green, but the leaves vary significantly depending on cultural conditions. There are a lot of mis-identified images out there ...

> Bulbs are a newer thing for me and I would like some help figuring out 
> how to tell the curly leaved Albucas commonly listed as A. spiralis, A. 
> namaquensis and A. hallii apart. As I am sure we are all aware, 
> mislabeling plants in pictures is rampant on the internet and this has 
> caused me a great deal of confusion. So is there there a definiative way 
> to tell A. spiralis, A. namaquensis and A. hallii apart?

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