Albuca osmynella

Albuca Osmynella Slime lillies

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Albuca Osmynella also goes by the name Slime Lillies. With its origin in South Africa, the plant belongs to the Asparagaceae family and can grow up to a height of 3 to 4 feet. This curly-shaped succulent offers a dormancy of summer.

Growth Rate

The main attraction of Albuca Osmynella is that it is an unusually fast-growing plant. Its growth is so rapid that sometimes, it may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time and may need frequent repotting. 


Albuca Osmynella blooms and grows between summer to early fall. The branching flowers are yellow. 

Watering and Feeding

Since Try the Albuca Osmynella thrives in dry soil, be sure to water only just sparingly. Feed the plant every 1 to 2 months and increase the frequency in the growing season. 


Good soil for slime lilies has a lot of organic matter like perlite and vermiculite. You can also add perlite to a regular store-bought potting soil for drainage purposes. 


Albuca Osmynella is not tolerant of cold temperatures and even a list frost of -1° C to -2°C will severely damage the plant. Also, keep in mind its hardiness zone of 8.


The more sun Albuca gets, the curlier leaves it will grow. Give the plant full and bright sunlight to avoid the dropping of leaves. If growing indoors, place the container less than 3 feet away from the window for ample sunlight.


Use offsets to propagate the plant quickly. However, not all slime lilies produce offsets, so you may need to rely on seeds to propagate the plant. 

Keep in mind that this winter grower drops a lot of leaves during dormancy. To prevent this, give it ample sunlight and less shade.

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Blooming Season Late winter to early spring
Common Name Soldier-in-the box
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Green
Frost Tolerance -
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 2a - 10
Height 3 to 4 feet
Origin North america
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Albuca osmynella
Shape -
Sun Exposure Bright light and full sun

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Jj W.

Came in healthy and well thank you!

Came in healthy and well thank you!

Nancy M.
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Nice Little Plant

This little darlin' was still in bloom when I received it and was packed so well that it barely noticed being shipped. Thank you!

Fred S.
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Albuca osmynella Review

Advertised as a 3.5 inch pot came in smaller less developed plant. Business made an adjustment for me but I'm very selective and would not have purchased had real dimensions been known.


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Thank you for the feedback, we will take this into consideration for future listings.

Bruce K.
United States United States

Matched with Haworthia aracnoidea

In this order, I also bought Haworthia aracnoidea xiphiophylla (837) amongst many plants. These two seemed to go together well in a 5 by 8 semi-shallow indigo blue pot I had. While their foliage contrasts, I see similarities in growing habits/needs, so I anticipate they will be nicely complementary - yet different - after being established for a while. As I write, it's been only a week - so far so good.

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Christine D.
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Albums osmynella

This cutie has seven little bulblets coming on. Can’t wait for them to grow.

Albuca osmynella

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