Albuca polyphylla

$4.80

Floriferous species

Semi-epigeal bulbs

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Description

Albuca polyphylla

Origin: DMC s.n., Cradock, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

This is a localised small species of Albuca, known from the Cradock area. The bulbs are very floriferous producing stalk with the flowers held high above the plants. The bulbs are semi-epigeal, growing with part or half the bulbs exposed at ground level, from these bulbs, tufts of fine grass-like leaves appear.

Plant Size: Adult bulbs are offered, the bulbs vary from about 3 to 4cm in diameter.

Albuca Polyphylla A

Albuca polyphylla bulbs

About Albuca

Albuca is a genus of bulbous plants in the Hyacinth family, these days included in Ornithogalum by some authors. Several species are known from Summer and Winter rainfall areas of Southern Africa. They are mainly found in South Africa, but some species are known or extends into Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia

Caring for your Albuca

Pot: Albuca is well suited to pot culture. A smaller pot is ideal or can be planted in protected areas of the rockery.

Soil: The plants prefer a well-drained sandy soil with some organic matter.

Light: The plants prefer to grow in bright light conditions

Water: Even though this species is drought hardy, they enjoy weekly watering or every second week, reduced at the coldest times of the year during dormancy.

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