Albuca spiralis

linny@cruzio.com linny@cruzio.com
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:40:21 PST



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.

> 

> 

> 

> 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!!!!

> 

> 

> 

> Robin Hansen

> 

> Hansen Nursery

> 

> robin@hansennursery.com

> 

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

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