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PlantFiles: Albuca
Albuca spiralis

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Albuca (AL-buh-kuh) (Info)
Species: spiralis (spir-AH-liss) (Info)

Synonym:Ornithogalum circinatum

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral cabngirl On Jul 22, 2012, cabngirl from Sonoma, CA wrote:

Wendy, they do go dormant. I doubt you killed it, unless the bulb itself appears to be shriveled or mush.
(for specifics on A.spiralis find and click on name in chart on the bottom of the page)

Neutral wendy1387 On Jun 3, 2012, wendy1387 from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Help! I am in Phoenix Arizona and in mid may my albuca spiralis lost it's corkscrew leaves. I had it in my bathroom window. Did it get too much moisture in my bathroom or did it lose it's leaves because it is dormant? I moved my beloved plant to my eastern exposure window in my bedroom with my other succulents. I am new to Albuca Spiralis and have fallen in love with my plant. Have I killed it or does it lose it's leaves in summer?


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Riverside, California
Simi Valley, California
Flat Rock, North Carolina

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