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.

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