Albuca is a genus of plants in the family Hyacinthaceae. Most of the 30 species of bulbous plants in this genus are native to Southern Africa, only a few are suited for cultivation. Leaves range in length from 3 in(8 cm) to 4 ft(1.2 m) and may be flat or keeled. Scented flowers with 6 petals in bell-shaped, are yellow or greenish white, in loose racemens on tall stems. Fruiting capsule has many black seeds. Suitable for outdoor cultivation only where frosts are light, but can be grown in a conservatory or greenhouse. Grow in full sun in light, free-draining soil, in a sheltered position if light frosts might occur. Propagate from offsets or seed.
Greyish green leaves on this indigenous bulbous plant, growing to 50cm. Sown in spring expect stunningly attractive green and yellow flowers.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Spring
Photos with credit to the late Rod and Rachel Saunders, eminent experts on South African indigenous flora.
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