Albuca spiralis

linny@cruzio.com linny@cruzio.com
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:57:57 PST



After last response, I looked up the A. spiralis. What a fantastic
plant!  Beautiful!  A. shawii is definitely the shy and simple
country cousin.

 

> So, if it's not in active growth, and it's in a pot, you don't
water at

> all?

> Is it in sun or shade?

> 

> Robin

> Hansen Nursery

> robin@hansennursery.com

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> I'm not sure if cultural requirements are similar, but I have
Albuca

> shawii

> in a small pot outdoors (zone 9 CA central coast).  It gets
sporadic water

> most of the time, is in leaf about 9 months of the year and blooms
in

> July. 

> I don't water when not in active growth. It's increased in volume
very

> slowly, but blooming has always been good. The flowers do have a
lovely

> fragrance and are sweet looking, too. I love this plant.

> 

> Lin Eucalyptus, near Santa Cruz, CA

> 

>  

> 

>> I was given an Albuca spiralis 'Fizzle Sizzle' months ago and

> thought I

> 

>> was

> 

>> doing the right thing..  I kept it on the dry side (but not
totally

> dry)

> 

>> in

> 

>> my propagation house which gets mostly full sun.  It produce a

> flower

> 

>> stalk

> 

>> which didn't progress but slowly so I brought it into a
west-facing

> window

> 

>> in a house that varies from 60-70 degrees.  I watched it and
much

> more

> 

>> quickly it appeared that the flowers would be opening within a
few

> days

> 

>> but

> 

>> all the leaves died and the flower stalk was leaning. I touched
the

> stalk

> 

>> and it was not firm, felt loose and I observed mold so I
tugged

> gently and

> 

>> it came away in my hand and was clearly rotting, so I cut off the
bad

> part

> 

>> and stuck it in a glass of water.  Then discovered the bulb
had

> completed

> 

>> rotted.

> 

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>>

> 

>> I can't find any but the most general cultural information
which

> doesn't

> 

>> help me.  Does anyone grow this and if they do, may I please
have

> some

> 

>> advice on keeping them alive?  I was so looking forward to
flowers

> because

> 

>> it's reputed to have a wonderful scent!!!!

> 

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>> Robin Hansen

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>> Hansen Nursery

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>> robin@hansennursery.com

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>> Southwest coast of Oregon where it's finally raining!

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