Lachenalia and Albuca

diana chapman
Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:11:23 PST
Hello Joe:

I am not growing many Albucas, but Albuca spiralis is so unique that I think
it is well worth growing.  The leaves are like rubber, and twisted in tight
corkscrews, all neatly arranged around the flower spike (they are blooming
now).  It's a small plant, only about 6-8" tall.  Albuca tortuosa has been
very easy for me, suffering outdoors in very bad weather, and going on to
bloom in the spring and early summer.  The flowers are yellow, striped green
and are held upwards.  It blooms very freely.


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Subject: [pbs] Lachenalia and Albuca

> Hi,
> I'm hoping to get pointers from you all about "easy" and "pretty."  I've
> doing my research and have seen some great info on the PBS Wiki, other
> places, as well as photos that make me kookoo to grow these plants.
> But, I wonder if PBS members have advice.  Are there members of either
> that are easier-than-commonly-known or which are
> prettier-than-the-photos-indicate?
> I have had such great luck with Albuca shawii that I wonder if there are a
> few more gems out there to try.  As always, SilverHill seeds has way too
> choices for my wallet, and I don't know how to choose.  As for Lachenalia,
> really appreciate some expert opinion about how to balance beauty with
> ease-of-culture.
> If you can guide me I'd appreciate it.
> Conroe Joe
> Sunny days, 55 F at night, no rain for a while
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