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Asked by
MARY CAMPBELL on
September 16, 2016

Q. frizzle sizzle

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

Answered by
Alisma on
September 16, 2016
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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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Asked by
Nancyfairless on
April 14, 2017

Q. Albuca spiralis

What should I do with the flower stalk after it has bloomed? Cut it or let it go away naturally in its own time?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 15, 2017
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Asked by
Bethany Charon on
May 15, 2017

Q. Sad Albuca

Hello! My coworker purchased 2 Albucas. One for herself, and one for me. We sit about 10 feet away from each other and my plant looks healthy and happy and hers is SO SAD!! It has started to turn brown and the curls are limp. The strands move around a lot throughout the day. It will be almost all laying down at one point, and an hour later will be back to standing looking more happy.

Is there something that we are doing wrong? Water, sun, wrong soil etc? Both plants came from the same nursery, and planted in the same pots with the same soil. It’s very strange to me that they are acting so differently.

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Bethany Charon

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Albuca would be difficult to grow in an indoor setting.
These articles will help refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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