Albuca spiralis
Albuca spiralis
Albuca spiralis

Albuca Spiralis Corkscrew Albuca

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Albuca Spiralis is an eye-catching plant from the Asparagaceae family. A native of South Africa, this summer-dormant succulent is known for its long and narrow leaves. It grows up to 6 inches in height. Albuca Spiralis goes by common names ‘Corkscrew Albuca’ and ‘Frizzle Sizzle’.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of this succulent plant is slow.


The flowers bloom in pale yellow color during spring and summer. 

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Albuca spiralis should be watered twice or thrice a week when the soil is completely dried out. 


A succulent or cactus soil mix is enough to give Corkscrew albuca good airflow. It needs enough water for retention. Inorganic substances like coarse sand, pumice, or perlite will help the plant grow properly.


Albuca spiralis succulent belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a to 11, with a frost tolerance of -7° C (19.4° F).


Place your adorable Frizzle sizzle under full sun to light shade in a south-facing direction.


This variety of succulents is propagated from division, seeds, or bulbs.

If you are looking for a succulent plant for your garden that is low-maintenance and looks unique, then this one will be a perfect choice.

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Blooming Season Spring - summer
Common Name Corkscrew albuca
Dormancy Summer
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Pale yellow
Frost Tolerance -7 C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Height Under 6 in
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Albuca spiralis
Shape Spiral
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
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Scott B.
United States United States

Awesome Plant

I have been wanting to add one of these to my collection for a while. It arrived quickly, and in great shape.

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Cheryl A.
United States United States

new little plant

I just love my new little plant! It’s so unique and just plain cute!

Diane L.
United States United States

so far good

so far so good no signs of shock unlike the fenestraria which seems to be melting away leaves collapsing day by day

United States United States


I have wanted a frizzle sizzle for over a year but always hesitant to buy one online. I finally decided to buy one here and I am so happy I did. It was so green and healthy. Big! I mean way bigger than I ever expected. It was definitely worth the price. I will buy from Plant Desert again in the future. One extremely happy frizzle sizzle mom here.

Margaret M. Watson
United States United States

I love this plant!

I was very excited to find this plant, that I've seen on a plant group. It arrived in great shape and was a nice size. Based on my research, winter is it's growing season. I can't wait to watch the plant grow.

Albuca spiralis

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