Albuca pendula

Albuca pendula B. Matthew (1994) is native to southwestern Saudi Arabia. It is a cliff-dwelling species with pendulous leaves. It grows during winter and goes dormant in the summer. It is not tolerant of cold temperatures like South African natives. A light frost (-1 to -2 °C) will severely damage the foliage. It must therefore be protected during very frosty nights. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photo 1 shows a younger plant with a more erect habit. In later years as the bulb matures and the leaves get longer (up to a meter in length), the plant will take on a more pendulous habit.

Albuca pendula, Nhu NguyenAlbuca pendula, Nhu NguyenAlbuca pendula, Nhu Nguyen
Return to the Albuca Index
Return to the PBS wiki Photographs And Information page
Page last modified on August 16, 2015, at 07:09 AM