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Products > Albuca acuminata
 
Albuca acuminata - Narrow-leafed Albuca
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Hyacinthaceae (~Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Albuca acuminata (Narrow-leafed Albuca) - A semi-evergreen bulbous plant with narrow channeled leaves to 8 to 12 inches tall that clasp the onion like tunic (bulb scales) covering the bulb It has nodding greenish yellow flowers with green keels in spring. Plant is a container of in a well-drained soil and water occasionally. Though this plant grows naturally in an area that only gets winter rainfall, it can be kept growing year-round with only a little additional irrigation. It is found growing in deep sands in the winter rainfall region of Namibia southeast through Namaqualand to the southern Cape east of Mossel Bay. Plants can the raised up to expose the interesting fibrous bulb scales. Our plants grown from seed collected in the Goleta Garden of John Bleck.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Albuca acuminata.