Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’

Family: Asparagaceae

Countries: Africa, South Africa

Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ is a fascinating plant, with intriguing dark green coloured, corkscrew shaped leaves.  This is an amazing plant; its leaves form perfect corkscrew curls: it’s utterly mesmerising!  Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ produces fragrant yellow and cream coloured flowers, which are borne on a central, pale green stem that rises up above its ruff of curled leaves below.  It’s such a striking plant!

Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ hails from South Africa.  This is a plant that grows in deserts and arid areas, during the winter and spring time.  Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ is a tender plant that might not survive a frost.  Plants won’t survive outside in the UK, during the winter .

Plant Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ bulbs in springtime.  Pot the bulbs up into containers of free draining, peat free compost.  Adding sand, grit, and perlite to your peat free compost mix will help to create a free draining, loose compost that remains open and aerated, which is just the type of growing medium that this bulb thrives in.  Water the bulb immediately after planting and then place your container in an area where your Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ plant will be able to bask in the glory of a bright and very sunny location.  Water sparingly during the growing season and then provide your Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ plants with a drier, dormant season.

Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ grows to around 20cm (8 inches) tall.

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