Albuca Spiralis or also known as Frizzle Sizzle, features thick, tightly curled leaves on short stems that arise from an underground bulb succulent that can grow up to 8-inches tall. This plant is known for its long and narrow but attractive, dark green corkscrew leaves. Each leaf has glandular hairs, making it feel a bit sticky when touched. And from late Winter to Spring, 10 to 20 large, yellow-green flowers with a strong vanilla fragrance can emerge on each spike.
Corkscrew Albuca prefers the full sunlight but also grows well in partial sun or a grow light. This plant is not frost-hardy, and cold temperatures might damage its bulb.Dry and cold conditions encourage tightly curled leaves, but the tips of the leaves stay straight and erect during warm conditions.
The frizzle sizzle plant prefers well-drained soil. Always use the plant in a pot with drainage holes. A mixture of sand and loam helps with the growth of this plant. Alkaline, acidic, and neutral soil pH levels are fine. Plant the bulb in a 3-4" pot with at least one hole for drainage with half of the bulb exposed above the soil and the sprout pointing up.
When planting, this plant requires consistent watering, but switch to light watering once it is established. Excess moisture will lead to bulb rot.
Using an all-purpose fertilizer, the bulbs must be fertilized annually during the early spring season. It will require regular feed during its growing season.
Albuca Spiralis bulb needs a cooling period to grow healthy foliage and then the flowers.
Perfect for tabletops, in hanging planters or as part of the landscape as trees in a miniature garden or for fairies to lounge under in their garden!