Albuca Plants

Frizzle Sizzle


MARY CAMPBELL added on September 16, 2016 | Answered

Recently, I was given a frizzle sizzle and I repotted it, as it was very badly root bound. I put it in a larger vase and gave it a small drink of water. Should I use fertilizer and what kind?? Today is 9-16 and if this is the dormant time I do not want to do it. The stick said to water once a week and place in the sun. I do not have a place to put it in the house with direct sun, as our windows are tinted for the Florida sun. (34788) The sun coming in the window is somewhat diffuse but it is direct sun. Any information you can give me I would appreciate as a friend gave it to me and I would like to keep it alive. Thank you Mary Campbell gjmjcampbell@gmail.com


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Alisma
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Answered on September 16, 2016

Frizzle sizzle, botanical name Albuca spiralis, is an unusual plant that typically grows in winter and goes dormant in the summer in warm zones like Florida. It can also be kept as a houseplant year-round without going dormant. Yes, you can fertilize it in winter, then stop fertilizing and watering in summer to allow dormancy. If desired, you can plant it outdoors or place the pot outdoors, which may encourage it to flower.

Here is more information about this plant. The article explains how to fertilize it:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/albuca/albuca-spiral-grass.htm

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