Although I see it described as "easy to grow", it will only flourish when very specific requirements are met.
It has a great look
The 'Frizzle Sizzle' produces upright green leaves with spiraling ends, giving it an other-worldly appearance. This unique plant is a great addition to a houseplant collection. Besides, what other plant has all those z's in its name?
Do you sing to your plants? Some gardeners do. My song choice for Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' would have to be "Come On Baby, Let's Do The Twist".
Does singing to plants make a difference? A study by the Royal Horticultural Society found that plants respond well to music, and talking to plants really can help them grow faster. And so, science catches up with what gardeners have known all along.
Hyacinth or asparagus?
Although I've seen Albucas categorized as hyacinths, they actually belong to the Asparagaceae family. If you've ever grown asparagus, you can probably see the family resemblance. Leaves sprout from a thick underground rhizome that should be planted high in the soil, exposing some of the bulb.
How it grows
For me, the trickiest thing about this plant is the watering requirements. If you don't get that right, 'Frizzle Sizzle' will frazzle you for sure. I recently purchased a second plant that's currently bone dry, as it should be. If you're anything like me, you will have to fight the urge to give this plant a little water during the hot summer months.
Keep it warm
(Adamantios, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
This plant's three basic needs are bright light, not much water, and good drainage to prevent root rot. I'm repeating myself; however, meeting those specific requirements is necessary for success.
Be sure it drains well
Use the right soil
Use the right size pot
To fertilize or not to fertilize?
This plant really doesn't require fertilizing. However, many growers say it produces better results. If you do choose to feed your Albuca 'Frizzle Sizzle', once or twice a year during the growing season is sufficient. Use a fertilizer specifically formulated for succulents and cacti. I prefer organic plant food as well as an organic potting mix.
See, it isn't that difficult to keep 'Frizzle Sizzzle' happy as long as you meet its very specific needs.