Albuca spiralis
Albuca spiralis
Albuca spiralis

Albuca spiralis

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

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Albuca spiralis

(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).

Origin and habitat: Albuca spiralis is distributed over a wide area of the Cape from the Peninsula and Worcester throughout the Roggeveld to Namaqualand, South Africa.

Description: Corkscrew Albuca (Albuca spiralis) is a small geophyte growing singly or forming small groups by division. This Albuca gives an interesting show even when it is not in flower. During the winter months when it is actively growing its wiry foliage corkscrews and twists in a most fascinating manner. The degree of spiral depends on the clone and the amount of sunlight the plant receives when the leaves started growing. The flowers are green with pale yellow margins, nodding, sweetly scented, reportedly of butter and vanilla, and look like helicopters. The smell can be quite strong on a warm sunny day. After flowering and seed production is complete the bulb goes to sleep for the summer but reliably returns in the autumn to invigorate the winter landscape.

Blooming season: The flowering period is late winter to mid-spring.


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4.9 Based on 13 Reviews
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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.

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Item arrived in top condition. Looks awesome with my other cactus collection. Never bought a plant from this site that I was unhappy with. A lot of my collection came from here. Thanks Paul

Dore W.
United States United States
I really like it. Very healthy. And different.

It is still doing good. Thank you

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Steven M.
United States United States
Albuca spiralis

Was not impressed with the plant it self. Did not look like the picture but appears to be health. Fantastic packaging of the plant. I am always impress by how well you package your plants for shipment.

Michael T.
United States United States
Super cool succulent

This plant came very fast. It was a little droopy out of the box, probably because it was in the dark for a day or so. The next day the leaves started to curl and within 2-3 days it looked just like in the picture. This plant is so cool! One of my new favorites!

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