(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Albuca namaquensis (syn. Albuca circinata) is native to stony sandstone slopes from Namibia to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Plants grow up to 30 cm high. The leaves are scabrid (rough or scaly) or hairy or smooth. If hairs are present, they are not glandular. In dry and sunny conditions its leaves coil like Albuca spiralis and thus these plants are often mistakenly called A. spiralis. In cultivation, the leaves may remain evergreen if water is available. The photo below was taken by Mary Sue Ittner near Middelpos in the Roggeveld. This plant is typically different from the other ones in cultivation in having a reddish pedicel.
Origin and Habitat: Endemic to the southern part of Sierra de San Luis (Argentina, Province of San Luis) within a radius of only 20 km.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz