Albuca spiralis

Scott Bar, CA(Zone 6a)

This plant seems to have missed the memo about curly leaves. No matter how hard I grow it, how much sun and how much water it never has curled other than a hint of distortion at the end of the leaves. It blooms prolifically with very sprawly inflorescences. The caudex is about 3 inches in diameter after 5 years growth. At this point there are 11 flower stalks.

I would appreciate any advice on how to get a better conformation i.e. tightly curled leaves as appear in most photos of this plant. Thanks,


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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

It is behaving more like Albuca circinata. Is that a possibility?

Scott Bar, CA(Zone 6a)

Thanks for the tip. I purchased this plant from Shoal Creek several years ago as spiralis and never looked beyond that. I note that it is also called Albuca namaquensis of which there is a variety called spiralis.


annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

Bump due to time stamp issues

Camano Island, WA(Zone 8a)

I bet it is not the Albuca spiralis. Mine has leaves that want to curl.
Unfortunately, I am killing it and don't know why.

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